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Palliative Care

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End of life care, Comfort care or pallia­tive care, and Hospice 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. Special atten­tion is given to pain manage­ment for the patient. Spir­i­tual and emotional needs of both the patient and the family unit, which we consider as the whole patient, are met in our Beta Suite. 

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. But if symp­toms are severe and the patient is within 2 – 4 weeks of the end of their life then 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.