Palliative Care Program
Pain Relief is an Important Part of the Treatement of Illness and Injury
The Palliative Care Program at Oroville Hospital helps provide relief from the distressing physical and emotional symptoms that can appear with life-threatening illness, to improve the quality of life for the patient. Expert control of pain symptoms and practical support for patient and family is integrated into every stage of illness, right along with your medical treatments.
This interdisciplinary approach to your care allows members of the Palliative Care Program at Oroville Hospital to help you with:
- Care coordination with case managers and primary care providers
- Easier transitions between hospitals and other health care settings
- Palliative care guide for families
- Emotional support for patients and families
- Coordination with pastor or spiritual leader
- Assistance with advanced care planning
During your illness, palliative care can help provide relief from distressing physical symptoms including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, problems with sleep, and many other symptoms. The Oroville Palliative Care Program can also help deal with possible side effects of medical treatments or some of the emotional issues with serious illnesses. Most importantly, palliative care helps improve your quality of life while hospitalized.
If you would like more information about how the Palliative Care Program at Oroville Hospital can help you or a loved one through a serious illness, call us at 530-532-8185 for more information.