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New Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic

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Connecticut Hospice recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its Palliative Care Clinic. This celebration occurred shortly after the official launch of its Palliative Care Program, Stand by Me. In addition to meeting with our clinicians at their newly launched waterfront clinic, services can also be provided at skilled nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic Ribbon Cutting
Pictured: Mary Fitzgerald, Marketing, Barbara Pearce, CEO, Fiona Palmieri, Community Healthcare Worker, Zina Crescenzi, Staff APRN, Dr. Joseph Sacco, Chief Medical Officer, and John Tarutis, Director of Business Development

Stand by Me Palliative Care Program

The Stand by Me palliative care service is a physician and APRN consultative program for the treatment of discomfort, symptoms, and stress caused by a serious illness. Palliative care works with primary medical practitioners to attain treatment goals, prevent or ease suffering, and improve quality of life. It gives patients a chance to live better, have better physical functioning, and decrease depression and anxiety.

Doctor with female patient

What is Palliative Care?

The goal of Palliative Care is to improve the quality of life for patients being treated for serious illness. It is appropriate for all stages of treatment, starting at diagnosis. The focus is on relieving complex physical, psychological, social, and/or spiritual problems related to life-limiting or irreversible illness. It includes counseling on disease management to empower patients to better understand their illness and its treatment so they can choose the care best suited to their unique needs.

Palliative Care Symptom Management Includes:

  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Irregular or lack of sleep
  • Side effects from treatment

Palliative Support You Can Depend On

Palliative care is available to you at anytime during the course of your illness. You can meet with a palliative specialist as little or more often as needed. Palliative care does not mean you are dying, it is about living better, healthier, and being as comfortable as possible. This all leads to a better quality of life and better engagement with loved ones. Very often, people under palliative care continue treatment of their disease and stabilize and graduate from the service. Palliative care is about living long and well!

Learn more about our Outpatient Palliative Care Services

Relief Without Delay

You should not have to endure unnecessary suffering from symptoms of disease or treatment. We respond promptly to calls for assistance, offering 24/7 support. We understand the urgency of your needs and can swiftly schedule in-person visits with our full-time Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, ensuring expert symptom management and counseling on disease management options within days, not months.

Call today to schedule an appointment: 203-315-7540

What's the difference between Palliative care and Hospice Care?

Click the links below to learn more about Palliative care vs. Hospice care.

Compassionate Care: Hospice vs. Palliative Care Insights

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care—What You Need to Know

Mother of a Cancer Patient Authors a Guide to Palliative Care

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