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Palliative Care

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End of life care, comfort care, and pallia­tive care are provided at Ivin­son in our Beta Suite. This suite has an adjoin­ing family room with most of the comforts of home for the family and friends of the patient. While special atten­tion is given to pain manage­ment for the patient, spir­i­tual and emotional needs of both the patient and the family are addressed as well.

Comfort care may be the best choice for a patient with chronic condi­tions like end stage chronic lung disease, a patient who is discon­tin­u­ing dial­y­sis, or for patients with cancer or seri­ous pneu­mo­nia. An eval­u­a­tion of the situ­a­tion is done by the admis­sion coor­di­na­tor to find the best place­ment for a patient. Many patients want to be at home, and IMH believes that home is best if care can be arranged there. However, if symp­toms are severe and the patient is within 2 – 4 weeks of the end of their life, our Beta Suite may be the answer for care. 

Pallia­tive care is a special type of care, not the only choice when treat­ments fail. This special care has a whole new focus. That is to make every moment a patient has left on this earth the very best it can be. Pain will be controlled, memo­ries will be discussed, choices will be made, plans for the future will occur and in the end good­bye will be said in a gentle loving environment.