Palliative Care

Palliative care is supportive medical care designed to provide relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness while you continue to seek treatment. It focuses on improving quality of life for both the individual and their family, helping you feel as good as possible each day. Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of a serious illness and can be provided alongside curative treatment.


Maximizing Your Quality of Life

Palliative Care focuses on increasing your quality of life by relieving those symptoms while you continue to seek treatment. Our In-Home/Community-Based Care involves a registered nurse and social worker meeting with you and your family in your home where you are most comfortable. Meeting in your home not only alleviates the burden of having to travel for an appointment but allows the practitioner to treat you holistically in a way that is realistic for you and your situation.

The goals of palliative care include:

  • Preventing frequent emergency room visits

  • Enhancing the quality of life by managing symptoms, treating pain, and alleviating suffering

  • Coordinating a care plan and establishing an active support system

  • Providing choices in advance care planning

  • Providing emotional and spiritual support

  • Telehealth Appointments Available from the Comfort of Your Home!


I am grateful for all of Heartlinks’ help with my father. All of the nurses and staff I have worked with have been wonderful and I know they have helped my father a great deal with giving him the attention that he really needed.

Tammy M.

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Who is Eligible for Palliative Care?

Those suffering from a serious or life-limiting illness such as:

  • Cancer

  • Heart Disease

  • Lung Disease / COPD

  • Kidney Disease

  • Liver Disease

  • Stroke

  • Alzheimer's / Dementia

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • ALS

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Neurological Diseases

  • HIV / AIDS

Those who desire better management of their symptoms such as:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Nausea

  • Constipation

  • Loss of Appetite

  • Anxiety

  • Agitation

  • Difficulty Sleeping

  • Pain resulting from a serious condition

  • Other distressing symptoms related to the illness

Those whose disease process causes:

  • Multiple emergency room visits in the past year

  • Frequent falls

  • Decline in functional activities of daily living

  • Difficulty getting to appointments outside the home

  • Multiple comorbid conditions

  • Cognitive declines

  • Weight loss

Get Answers to Your Questions About Palliative Care

Whether you're exploring palliative care for yourself or someone you care about, we're here to help answer any and all questions you have about the process and our services. 

Get Information About Palliative Care

A referral to any of our programs can be made by anyone, including family members, friends, or healthcare professionals. To make a palliative care referral, or to receive more information, please call (509) 837-1676 or fill out the form below, and a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible.

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