The mission of our Adult Palliative Care consists of a transdisciplinary team of committed individuals who strive to provide the highest quality of palliative care in patient care, education, community engagement and support for each other through the continuum of life.

Palliative care can be helpful through all stages of illness. Early on, it can help make medical treatments more tolerable; at later stages, it can reduce suffering, help you carry on with daily life, assist you in planning for future medical care, and provide support for living with a life-threatening illness.

Palliative care focuses on the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Our team of professionals aims to provide comfort, preserve your dignity, and help you achieve open communication with your family and caregivers.

The members of our care team can help:

  • Manage pain and symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, breathlessness, depression and anxiety
  • Ensure patients are as comfortable and active as possible
  • Assist and support patients and families with difficult medical decisions
  • Coordinate care and treatment among doctors during all stages of illness
  • Identify services that can support patients and families after leaving the hospital
  • Provide emotional and spiritual support for you and your family.

The care team provides this care with respect for each patient’s values, personal choices, and cultural and religious principles.

Requesting a Consultation

You, your family member, or any healthcare professional working with you may ask your doctor to call our Palliative Care Services Staff and request that they come see you. For any questions or for any program information the Adult Palliative Care team can be contacted by the below information:

Adult Palliative Care

Phone: 916-734-4667
Pager: 916-816-8573