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Palliative Care Services

Provider holding patient handsEnhance your quality of life and ease the symptoms of a serious illness with palliative care at Cone Health. You and your family will find compassionate services for your physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. Take advantage of our holistic care at any stage of a disease, even as you receive medical treatment for your condition. 

Palliative Care Services

When you or your loved ones are in the hospital, ask the primary or attending physician for a referral to palliative care for:

  • Medication management to relieve symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue and difficulty sleeping
  • Support to help you and your family cope with life changes resulting from a medical condition
  • Guidance making treatment decisions
  • Assistance navigating the health care system during and after your hospital stay
  • Advance care planning support and education
  • Bereavement support and education 

Who Benefits from Palliative Care?

You or your family members may benefit from palliative care when dealing with a serious health condition such as:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Dementia
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Stroke 

How Palliative Care Differs From Hospice

Both palliative and hospice care focus on your entire well-being and comfort. But you can get palliative care at any time during an illness—especially at diagnosis, when our team can help you address important needs from the start. Hospice is a type of palliative care designed for patients who have received a terminal diagnosis and have six months or less to live. 

Palliative Care Team

Palliative care uses a team of professionals to provide comprehensive care, including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurse navigators
  • Pharmacists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Care managers
  • Social workers
  • Interfaith chaplains

Get Palliative Care

Call 336-832-2840 or talk to your nurse to request a palliative care consultation at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Wesley Long Hospital or Annie Penn Hospital. 

Learn More

Visit GetPalliativeCare.org to take a quiz assessing whether palliative care is right for you or a loved one, find tips for family caregivers and watch videos featuring patient stories.

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