Welcome to Palliative Care
The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life and decrease physical and emotional suffering for patients and families impacted by serious illness and life threatening disease. Adding palliative care to the plan of care is appropriate for people at any point in a serious chronic illness.
Palliative Care at NMC
NMC partners with local home care agencies and primary care offices to provide focused disease education, enhanced discharge planning and increased communication and collaboration in order to support patients and families impacted by serious illness.
Care Management staff, now available in almost all local primary care offices and through various community agencies, is able to help patients identify their goals and then to develop and activate a plan of care that includes palliative care when appropriate.
- Chronic Care
- Chronic Disease Management
- End of Life Care
- Palliative Care
- Supportive Care
- Symptom Management
If you have questions about Palliative Care or would like to explore local resources, a conversation with your Primary Care Provider is a great place to start.
In addition, there are several Home Care Agencies that provide Palliative Care in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties.
Franklin County Home Health Agency
The University of Vermont Health Network Home Health & Hospice
Center to Advance Palliative Care
You are a Bridge (video)
What is Palliative Care? (video)