Notre Dame Health Care launches new adult palliative care program

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REGION – Notre Dame Health Care Center’s At Home division recently announced an expansion in the form of its new Notre Dame Palliative Care program. 

The program provides care for adults living with serious illness at all stages. Likewise, it builds on Notre Dame’s existing experience running its “Pedi Pals” pediatric palliative care program.

“Hospice is palliative care, but palliative care is not hospice care,” Executive Director of Notre Dame At Home Susan Keefe explained in a press release.

“Individuals receiving palliative care, unlike in hospice, can still be seeking curative treatment,” she continued. “Our palliative care staff collaborates with medical teams already involved in the individual’s care to provide pain and symptom management while providing support and education to the individual and their family. This approach to care allows individuals to live the highest quality of life possible during difficult times.”

Notre Dame Health Case is based in Worcester. It offers an array of programs and services. Learn more at www.notredamehealthcare.org or by calling (508) 852-5505.

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