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Palliative Care Services

Why Patients Choose North Shore-LIJ for Palliative Care

Our Palliative Care program provides total care for advanced and life-limiting illnesses with the goal of maximizing comfort with management of pain and other symptoms.

Patients choose North Shore-LIJ for palliative care services for:

  • One of the First Programs in the U.S.
    Our pioneering palliative medicine program is one of the first solely devoted to reducing the severity of symptoms from advanced illness, disease and disorders while improving quality of life.
     
  • Comfort for Advanced Conditions
    Cancer, heart failure, dementia, end-stage renal disease, progressive neurological disease and chronic critical illness are some of the many conditions that can be eased with palliative care.
     
  • Collaborative Palliative Care Consultation
    Interdisciplinary palliative care consultation is available in many of our hospitals to help establish goals of care for managing the pain and symptoms of seriously ill patients.
     
  • Palliative Care Setting Options
    Palliative care is provided at home or in a hospital or palliative care center, according to the needs and desires of the patient.
     
  • Coordination with Hospice Care 
    Our hospital discharge staff helps patients and their families plan for continued care in a hospice program for the last stages of a life-limiting illness.