Palliative Care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tive) is specialized medical support that focuses on patients with chronic illnesses to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. These chronic, life-threatening conditions include Congestive Heart Failure, Stroke, Kidney Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis.
The McLeod Palliative Care Team works with the patient’s physician to provide care to allow for less pain and improved control of symptoms.
Palliative care describes a medical specialty that focuses on the treatment of physical, emotional, social and spiritual suffering, related to a serious illness. Inpatient Palliative Care at McLeod Regional Medical Center and McLeod Loris Seacoast use a team approach to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Palliative care focuses on the patient’s need for pain and symptom control, spiritual counseling and developing advance directives or coordinating links to other community services.
McLeod Inpatient Palliative Care benefits include:
The McLeod Palliative Care Inpatient Consultation Team:
McLeod Outpatient Palliative Care works with your primary care doctor to add support and treat symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping. We can also assist with advance care planning and establishing goals of care to ensure your medical wishes are respected.
For more information about McLeod Outpatient Palliative Care, please call (843) 777-5601.Close