Palliative Care

Support through chronic and severe illness

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Palliative Care

Support through chronic and severe illness

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The Principle of Palliative Care

The Principle of
Palliative Care

Chronic illness should not stop you from enjoying life. MorseLife Palliative Care in West Palm Beach, Florida, helps those with chronic illness and their families enjoy the best quality of life by alleviating the discomfort and stress of serious illness, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Consistently delivering the highest standard of care with dignity and compassion is our guiding principle. It’s just one more reason why we say that MorseLife is More Life.

A Holistic Approach

By definition, holistic Palliative Care is multi-disciplinary and integrative. The mission of MorseLife Palliative Care is to provide relief from the symptoms and stress of chronic disease while also focusing on the physical, emotional, psychological, and social needs of patients and their families. At any stage of illness, Palliative Care helps you carry on with your daily life, better understand your condition and medical care, support you through medical treatments and help you to live your best life.

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A Specialized

Palliative Care Team

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By addressing the symptoms of illness and the side effects of its treatment, our interdisciplinary team fully supports those with a debilitating disease. The team works collaboratively with your physicians to achieve optimal symptom management, always taking extra time to understand your goals and treatment options, and help you navigate the often-complex health system. Our mission is to provide complete care so you can live as well and comfortably as possible with your illness.

  • Physicians
  • Psychiatrists and Psychologists

  • Registered Nurses

  • Social Workers

  • Home Health Aides

  • Spiritual Care Counselors

Seniors with chronic illness enjoying high-stakes card game, celebrating life, More Life, pain management, laughter is the best medicine

A Specialized
Palliative Care Team

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By addressing the symptoms of illness and the side effects of its treatment, our interdisciplinary team fully supports those with a debilitating disease. The team works collaboratively with your physicians to achieve optimal symptom management, always taking extra time to understand your goals and treatment options, and help you navigate the often-complex health system. Our mission is to provide complete care so you can live as well and comfortably as possible with your illness.

  • Physicians
  • Psychiatrists and Psychologists

  • Registered Nurses

  • Social Workers

  • Home Health Aides

  • Spiritual Care Counselors

Palliative Care Services

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By supporting individuals with chronic or severe illnesses, MorseLife Palliative Care enables them to manage the symptoms of their disease, or the side effects of aggressive, curative treatment. Many people receive Palliative Care for years, often alongside treatments, therapies, and medicines, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

  • Symptom and pain management
  • Medication and specialized equipment
  • Emotional and psychological support
  • Spiritual and psychological support
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Nutrition and exercise advice
  • Art, music, and massage therapies
  • Spiritual support
  • On-going monitoring

Senior woman smelling flowers, pain management, symptom management, quality of life

Senior woman smelling flowers, pain management, symptom management, quality of life

Palliative Care Services

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By supporting individuals with chronic or severe illnesses, MorseLife Palliative Care enables them to manage the symptoms of their disease, or the side effects of aggressive, curative treatment. Many people receive Palliative Care for years, often alongside treatments, therapies, and medicines, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

  • Symptom and pain management
  • Medication and specialized equipment
  • Emotional and psychological support
  • Spiritual and psychological support
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Nutrition and exercise advice
  • Art, music, and massage therapies
  • Spiritual support
  • On-going monitoring

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Is Palliative Care

Right for Me?

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Palliative Care may be received at any point during your illness, and is always voluntary. Earlier engagement of Palliative Care can have a positive effect on symptom distress in addition to mitigating other ailments that affect those with a progressive illness. It is essential to talk to your physician or healthcare provider. Palliative Care may be advisable in cases of:

  • Advanced cancer, heart or liver failure, lung and kidney disease, or post-stroke cerebrovascular disease

  • Complications from conditions such as Parkinson’s, MS, Alzheimer’s and ALS
  • Disease-related pain, difficulty breathing, talking, nausea, vomiting, or malnutrition
  • Disease-related emotional and spiritual issues

  • Significant declines in function

  • Multiple hospital admissions

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Is Palliative Care
Right for Me?

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Palliative Care may be received at any point during your illness, and is always voluntary. Earlier engagement of Palliative Care can have a positive effect on symptom distress in addition to mitigating other ailments that affect those with a progressive illness. It is essential to talk to your physician or healthcare provider. Palliative Care may be advisable in cases of:

  • Advanced cancer, heart or liver failure, lung and kidney disease, or post-stroke cerebrovascular disease

  • Complications from conditions such as Parkinson’s, MS, Alzheimer’s and ALS
  • Disease-related pain, difficulty breathing, talking, nausea, vomiting, or malnutrition
  • Disease-related emotional and spiritual issues

  • Significant declines in function

  • Multiple hospital admissions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Palliative Care is available patients and their families at any stage of a serious illness and is often provided for patients as they undergo aggressive and curative treatments. Hospice Care offers a comprehensive package of services to patients with a prognosis of six month or less.

To learn more about MorseLife Hospice, please visit https://morselife.org/hospice/

Patients generally receive Palliative Care in their homes or primary residences, inpatient settings, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and assisted living communities and nursing homes.

Most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, covers Palliative Care. For more information, please check with your insurance provider. MorseLife provides complimentary Palliative Care consultative service regardless of insurance limitation or ability to pay.

Patients and families can expect comprehensive supportive care for pain and other debilitating physical symptoms. Our Palliative Care team will address the physical, emotional, spiritual, or practical problems that may be causing pain, stress, worry, depression, or frustration for you, or your family.

Quite the contrary. Research indicates that Palliative Care helps people live longer by reducing pain and stress. Palliative Care enables you and those you love to more effectively manage serious medical problems, emotional uncertainties, and personal issues.

Not at all. Staying on course with your physician and your treatments is optimal, if not essential. Our Palliative Care team works closely with your primary and specialty doctors, and all ancillary providers. Our common goal is your best quality of life.

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Senior couple enjoying dog therapies with Palliative Care, medication management, spiritual support, ongoing treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

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Palliative Care is available patients and their families at any stage of a serious illness and is often provided for patients as they undergo aggressive and curative treatments. Hospice Care offers a comprehensive package of services to patients with a prognosis of six month or less.

To learn more about MorseLife Hospice, please visit https://morselife.org/hospice/

Patients generally receive Palliative Care in their homes or primary residences, inpatient settings, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and assisted living communities and nursing homes.

Most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, covers Palliative Care. For more information, please check with your insurance provider. MorseLife provides complimentary Palliative Care consultative service regardless of insurance limitation or ability to pay.

Patients and families can expect comprehensive supportive care for pain and other debilitating physical symptoms. Our Palliative Care team will address the physical, emotional, spiritual, or practical problems that may be causing pain, stress, worry, depression, or frustration for you, or your family.

Quite the contrary. Research indicates that Palliative Care helps people live longer by reducing pain and stress. Palliative Care enables you and those you love to more effectively manage serious medical problems, emotional uncertainties, and personal issues.

Not at all. Staying on course with your physician and your treatments is optimal, if not essential. Our Palliative Care team works closely with your primary and specialty doctors, and all ancillary providers. Our common goal is your best quality of life.

MorseLife Palliative Care in Palm Beach

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If you have a family member with a terminal medical condition, we are here for you,
fully prepared to respond immediately and to remain with you throughout your illness.

For information, please call: 561.805.1416

If you have a family member with a terminal medical condition, we are here for you, fully prepared to respond immediately and to remain with you throughout your illness.

For information, please call: 561.805.1416

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