Many individuals need someone to help them through the complex medical
processes and lifestyle changes that accompany a serious illness. Faced
with choices about treatment, medications, responsibilities of home and
family, and making decisions, many patients find that Citrus Valley Palliative
Care Services makes things much easier.
The program is headed by a recognized expert in the field and is designed
to meet unique needs. Some patients are dealing with one or several chronic
illnesses. Some are experiencing a life-threatening disease or injury.
And some are facing immediate end-of-life issues. Citrus Valley’s
Palliative Care Program offers each person personalized assistance and care.
A Special Kind of Service
From the beginning, Citrus Valley palliative care professionals are advocates
for patients. They coordinate care, help patients make the transition
to appropriate care settings, monitor ongoing treatments and assist in
communicating patients’ desires. In the midst of a medical system
that often seems confusing, they function as the experienced eyes and
ears for patients. As a result, patients who receive palliative care report
a high level of satisfaction. They understand, believe and trust that
the palliative care professional will never stop fighting on their behalf.
A Team Approach to Care
Under the direction of the patient’s physician, the palliative care
professional can also help coordinate services provided by other members
of the team. They have access to the Meditech computerized information
system that links patients to the larger hospital's services, programs
and specialists. And they can assist patients in understanding how different
treatments and therapies, including chronic pain management, work together
to prolong or improve quality of life.
Meeting the Patient’s Needs
While palliative care specialists can provide a wide range of information,
services and assistance, they believe that it is the patient’s choice
that matters most. It is their job to do everything possible to make sure
that patients receive the type of care and support they desire as they
meet the challenges of a serious illness.
For more information, contact Us at (626) 915-6257