Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) recently introduced a new Palliative Care program called Comfort Care that is a supportive service focusing on the comprehensive management of the physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of patients and their families dealing with advanced illnesses. The main focus of the Comfort Care Program is to provide patients with relief from symptoms, pain and stress of whatever serious illness they may have such as cancer, cardiac disease, Alzheimer’s, liver failure, etc.
“We developed the Comfort Care Program to help assist our patients and their families in making informed decisions to ensure that they have the best possible quality of life,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC. Peopled continued, “Our Comfort Care team is fully equipped with the tools to help promote comfort of mind, body and spirit of our patients and their families.”
Comfort Care works to promote dignity and quality of life of the patient by attending to the needs of the body, mind and spirit. The Comfort Care team support patients in making their healthcare decisions, helps establish a plan of care with the patient and their family to relieve suffering, control symptoms and restore a functional capacity while remaining sensitive to personal, cultural and spiritual beliefs and neither hastens nor prolongs death. The Comfort Care team which consists of physicians, nurses, certified nurse assistants, case managers and social workers in addition to spiritual advisors, works with patients and their families every step of the way so that they understand treatment options and goals during this difficult time.
For more information the Comfort Care program please call 985-873-4616.
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