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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.