Welcome to Palliative Care Plans
Palliative care is deeply appreciated during the most stressful and unpredictable of life’s situations; namely the diminishing loss of memory, functional status or during an acute illness.
Although Palliative Care is available for all those with a serious illness, for those individuals who are specifically at end of life and considering hospice, compassionate care offers a choice to embrace an achievable hope that doesn’t focus merely on “more time” but rather assists in seeing past their illness and pain, focusing on values and the joy of being with those they love.
Deciding on a plan of care for one’s self or a loved one is a difficult process. It is a task often filled with the anxiety that surrounds uncertainty. Sadly, many of the critical decisions are made based in fear, guilt or a lack of information. What I refer to as “the evil trifecta”. Here is where Palliative Care can help. For those in need, it is simply water in the desert. It can reach beyond fear, uncertainty and pain ultimately leading to hope and healing for all.
By taking extensive time to explore physical, psychological and spiritual pain, clarify a patient’s wishes, define their fears and aspirations or addressing family concerns and conflicts, Palliative Care assists in coping and creating a path beyond these issues. Whether the patient is at home, in a nursing facility or has an acute issue and hospitalized, Palliative care can lessen the stress of illness by providing information that empowers the individual, their family and care givers.
For more information or a consultation, call Dr. Coletti 203-921-7836.