Palliative and supportive care is specialized care for people with serious, long-term illness and aims to provide patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of chronic disease. The goal of palliative and supportive care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the patient's family.
The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the patient's family.
At Great Plains Health, palliative and supportive care are provided during a patient's hospital stay by a team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together to provide an extra layer of support, with or without curative treatment. Patients usually receive palliative care services along with other medical treatments, such as intensive, cardiac, cancer or hospice care.
Who can benefit from palliative and supportive care?
- People living with cancer, congestive heart failure, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), Alzheimer's disease and other life-threatening conditions.
- Frail senior-aged people living with the advanced symptoms of aging.
For more information about the Great Plains Health palliative care program and how to refer to access our program, please call us at 308.568.8000.
Meet our palliative and supportive care provider
- Olivia Necola, MD