- Pain and symptom control: Maximum's palliative care team will identify your sources of pain and discomfort. These may include problems with breathing, fatigue, depression,
insomnia, or bowel or bladder. Then the team will provide treatments that can offer relief such as medication, massage therapy, or relaxation techniques.
- Coordination: Maximum's palliative care teams put great importance on communication between you, your family and your doctors in order to ensure that your needs are fully
met. These include establishing goals for your care, help with decision-making and coordination of care.
- Emotional support: Palliative care focuses on the entire person, not just the illness. The team members caring for you will address any social, psychological, emotional or
spiritual needs you may have.
- Family/caregiver support: Caregivers bear a great deal of stress too, so the palliative care team supports them as well. This focused attention helps ease some of the strain and
can help you with your decision making.