Palliative care services in southwest Virginia

At LewisGale Regional Health System, we understand that symptoms of a painful or serious illness can make your life difficult. That is why we offer palliative care to make you more comfortable and to improve your quality of life during treatment. Palliative care services may be provided at any stage of an illness or treatment to help you as you recover from an acute or long-term illness.

To learn more about receiving palliative care at LewisGale Regional Health System call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (877) 242-2362.

The purpose of palliative care is to relieve the discomfort, symptoms and stress of serious illness, thus improving quality of life for patients, family members and caregivers.

Conditions that may require palliative care

Palliative care is often provided in accompaniment with active treatment for the following illnesses and conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic sclerosis
  • Multiple sclerosis

Palliative care does not replace your primary treatment. Instead, our team works with the treatment you are already receiving to improve how you feel.

Palliative Care FAQs

Improving your symptoms

Our caring, patient-centered team works closely with you and your family to improve your symptoms. We provide solutions for:

  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue or difficulty sleeping
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Psychosocial support

Enhancing your emotional well-being

Patients' emotional and spiritual well-being is an important component of palliative care. Specially trained doctors, nurses, counselors, clergy and social workers are all a part of our palliative care team. We provide:

  • Help navigating the healthcare system
  • Guidance with difficult and complex treatment choices
  • Emotional and spiritual support for you and your family