Nurse Partners in Palliative Care
Palliative Care Services for Pain/Symptom Management
NurseRegistry provides care and support services to patients and their families at a time when it’s needed most.
Patients with serious or life-threatening diseases may experience chronic pain. Serious illnesses include cancer or other chronic medical conditions. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for the patient. These services can also benefit patients who have just had surgery, immediately following a procedure and thereafter.
Palliative care is appropriate for anyone suffering from a serious illness, such as:
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Kidney failure
This list is not exhaustive. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness. It can be provided along with curative treatment.
When you call NurseRegistry, we will match you with a nurse experienced in managing pain. We have Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN), depending on the level of care you need.
Services are tailored specifically to your needs. Your care plan may include IV therapy, medication management, post-surgical care, and more. Our nurses help manage the symptoms, pain, and stress brought on by a serious illness. Nurses are available 24/7.
Our services are available to people of all ages—infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We offer respite care services and caregiver education to support family members and caregivers, too. NurseRegistry provides relief to patients and peace of mind to their families. Learn more about our services in detail, below.
Palliative care services include:
- Pain management strategies
- Symptom management
- Around-the-clock (ATC) medication (medication given at regularly scheduled intervals throughout the day, including dosing at night)
- Oxygen therapy and breathing treatments
- Wound care
- Diaper and bedding changes
- Bathing and feeding
- Emotional support to client and family
- Education for client, family, and caregiver
- Other services that may improve overall comfort of client
Call 650-462-1001 to learn how palliative care nursing can help you or a loved one.
Hospice and Palliative Care: What’s the Difference?
Hospice and palliative care are strikingly similar in many ways, yet they do have some key differences. While both types of care focus on improving quality of life for the individual in need, hospice refers to end-of-life care and palliative care can be given at any time in conjunction with treatments. In both instances, hospice and palliative care work to provide relief.
Here are some of the key differences between hospice and palliative care.
When is care needed? At the top of the list is time. People generally seek hospice when they are close to end-of-life—this can be due to a terminal illness or old age. On the other hand, palliative care can be given at any time—even when a person is not near end-of-life. Palliative care services can be sought out by any patient throughout their entire life and during any stage of illness. It may be performed at the same time as diagnosis or curative treatment.
Where can I get care? Both hospice and palliative care can be given in the home, or in a facility. NurseRegistry is able to provide both care services in the home. Our nurses can provide supplemental care in a facility, too.
How do services differ? There is a lot of overlap between hospice and palliative care services. Both aim to provide relief to patients. With palliative care, nurses assist more with pain and symptom management. They also provide education on long-term coping strategies.
Looking for hospice or palliative care services for yourself or a loved one can be overwhelming. Our nurses provide an extra layer of support so that your family can focus on what’s important.
We can provide short- or long-term palliative care for ill patients, hospice care, or respite care for family caregivers. Call us at 650-462-1001 to discuss your nursing care needs.
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