Archives for October 2015

Cornerstone VNA offers Palliative Care

Cornerstone VNA is committed to providing patients and their families with trusted, compassionate and expert care and has recently added a new Palliative Care Program to improve the care for patients living with a chronic or life limiting illness.  In addition to a Hospice program, Cornerstone VNA now provides palliative care consultations and pain management services to help patients manage the symptoms of their disease.  Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with a serious illness.  Its focus is on providing patients relief from the pain and anxiety of a complex illness, regardless of the diagnosis.  It is appropriate at any age and at any stage of a disease.  Palliative care is different from Hospice care in that it may start at diagnosis, and patients receiving palliative care may also receive curative treatment for their disease. The primary goals of the Palliative Care Program are to improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family and decrease the need for emergency room visits or re-hospitalizations.  Click here to learn more about Palliative Care.