Palliative CARE in South nj

Anyone suffering from a serious illness Dad in hospital bed
can benefit from palliative care.

Is palliative care right for you? Have you been recently diagnosed with a serious illness? Have you had multiple hospital visits within the last year?

As a South Jersey palliative care service provider, Samaritan provides comfort to patients in Burlington County, Camden County, and Gloucester County, including Cherry Hill, Mount Holly, and the surrounding South NJ area. Palliative care relieves pain from serious illness and alleviate the side effects from treatments. Palliative care physicians and nurses work with you to identify your goals, including symptom relief, counseling, spiritual comfort, or whatever you say will enhance your quality of life.

Read below to learn more about palliative care, and the services we offer in Southern New Jersey.

What is palliative care?
It's important to understand your care choices. Palliative care in South Jersey is medical care specifically for people with serious illness. Any age. Any stage of illness. The goal of this "comfort" care is to improve your quality of life.

Is your fatigue from chemo treatments preventing you from going to a loved one's birthday party?

Is your increasing pain making you go to the ER often? Missing routine doctor appointments?

Do you have nausea that's ruining your appetite? You're only taking small bites of the family's famous lasagna?

Have you stopped chatting on the phone with your best friend? Or reading your favorite books? Knitting? All because you aren't feeling well due to your serious illness?

Are you scared, nervous, or anxious about having this illness?

Palliative care will help you have more control. You need the ability to tolerate medical treatments, make doctorsappointments, and carry on with everyday life. You'd like to feel well enough to visit with family and friends.

Palliative care helps with pain. It can relieve pain from the tumor itself, the cancer treatment,  or the effects from any other  other medical conditions Treating pain with medication and relieving side effects is an important part of palliative care.

is hospice covered by medicarePalliative care also helps with other symptoms, such as fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite,
and shortness of breath. Fatigue interferes with daily life and sometimes doesn't improve with rest. Fatigue can be attributed to treatments, pain, stress, and more. Ignoring fatigue negatively affects mood and emotions, job performance, hobbies and recreation, social relationships, the ability to cope with treatment, and your hope for the future.

Nausea and loss of appetite can be caused by chemotherapy, radiation, infections, heart disease, and more. It can cause dehydration, weight loss, and depression. Managing nausea and/or appetite loss is an important part of your care plan. Getting good nutrition and keeping a healthy weight are important parts of recovery. Eating well helps you better cope physically and emotionally with the effects of serious illness.

A palliative care program also helps you deal with stress. Stress not only brings you down emotionally, it can also make your pain and symptoms worse. Studies show palliative care, in addition to your current plan of care, decreases stress levels. 

When is palliative care appropriate?

samaritan hospice carePalliative care is appropriate for anyone at any age and at any stage of serious illness. You can benefit from palliative care as soon as you receive a diagnosis and/or begin treatments. You don't have to wait until the disease has reached an advanced stage.

Be assured, you won't be required to give up your regular doctors or treatments, or hope for a cure.

Palliative care helps people living with cancer, cardiac disease such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), dementia, kidney failure, Alzheimer's, HIV/AIDS, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) -- and any other serious illness.

What are the benefits of Palliative medicine?

Palliative care provides expert treatment of symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, and many other symptoms. It devotes time to listen to you, answer any questions about your disease and treatment options, and matches treatments to individual goals. Palliative care also helps to coordinate and share information with all of your other doctors and health providers.

Our South NJ Palliative Care Service Area

Our South NJ palliative services help people gain the strength to carry on with daily life and improve the ability to tolerate medical treatments. We also enable patients to have more control over their care by improving their understanding of treatment options.

  • Burlington County including Mount Holly, Marlton, and Mount Laurel
  • Camden County including Cherry Hill, Voorhees, and Collingswood
  • Gloucester County including Sicklerville and Williamstown

Palliative Care Testimonials

Palliative care gives you quality of life, as you define it. Here's what some of our current and former patients have said about how palliative care has helped them.

"I can still do the things I love." - Bob Dambrowski of Clementon, NJ.

"She {palliative care nurse practitioner] makes me feel safe while going through my cancer treatments." - Jane Trevelino, Berlin, NJ

"With my pain under control, I enjoying getting together with my family. They like that I no longer say no because I wasn't feeling well." Jackie Clarke, Voorhees, NJ

Ready to learn more about palliative care treatment options in South NJ? Contact us today: (800) 229-8183.

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