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Location:701 10th Street SECedar Rapids, IA 52403
Phone Number:(319) 398-6860
Palliative care supports patients and their loved ones by maximizingcomfort. It helps them set goals for the future that lead to a meaningful, enjoyable life.
Palliative care is specialized care for those experiencing a serious illness or accident or those with chronic or life-limiting illness. The goal of palliative care is to relieve the pain, symptoms and stress of a serious illness to achieve the best quality of life, while supporting patients and their families regardless of treatment goals and life expectancy. It can be provided along with treatment meant to cure.
Palliative care may be especially helpful for patients with any of the following:
Palliative care is designed to:
Mercy’s palliative care services may be provided while in the hospital, as well as on an outpatient basis such as in the home, medical office or clinic setting, or nursing facility.
The patient, a relative or any member of a patient’s healthcare team may ask the patient’s physician about a palliative care referral. For more information, contact a member of the Mercy Palliative Care team at (319) 398-6860.
“We would like to express our sincere appreciation of the Mercy Palliative Care program and the benefits it provides to chronically ill individuals and their families.”
– Jeanne Hoyt & Family
“My chronic pain had become uncontrolled and I was suffering on many levels. Today, I am 100% better pain-wise, which leaves me, once again, able to exercise and have hope for the future.”
– Palliative care patient