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What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is any form of medical care or treatment that concentrates on reducing the severity of disease symptoms, rather than striving to halt, delay, or reverse progression of the disease itself or provide a cure. The goal is to prevent and relieve suffering and to improve quality of life for people facing serious, complex illnesses.

A team of experts, including palliative care doctors, nurses and social workers, provide this care. Chaplains, massage therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists and others might also be part of the team. Working in partnership with your primary doctor, the palliative care team provides:

The team helps patients and families make medical decisions and choose treatments that are in line with their goals.

Kansas On-Call
1.877.291.9690

Oklahoma On-Call
1.888.617.2273

Rivercross Hospice has a Rapid Response Team that provides immediate care for patients
24 hours a day,
7 days a week.

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Click here to download
Palliative Care Fact Sheet
(pdf)