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Life Care of Washington County (Palliative Care)

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Relieve Suffering and Improve Quality of Life with LifeCare of Washington County

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stresses of a serious illness. The goal is to improve the quality of life for patients and families.

When pain, trouble breathing, anxiety or other bothersome symptoms of an illness reduce comfort and quality of life for you or a loved one, LifeCare can ease suffering and improve quality of life for both the patient and caregiver.

LifeCare of Washington County provides specialized expert medical care from a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplains to support your physical, emotional and spiritual needs during serious illness.

Palliative care works alongside but does not replace your ongoing treatments and physicians. Ask your physician about adding LifeCare of Washington County to your care.

It also helps you gain the strength to carry on with daily life. It improves your ability to tolerate medical treatments. And it helps you have more control over your care by improving your understanding of your choices for treatment.

LifeCare also helps family caregivers and provides practical support by exploring options for treatment and help in understanding the illness, and assists in making decisions of care.

Who Does LifeCare Help?

You or a loved one may want palliative care if a serious illness brings difficult symptoms, such as:

Uncontrolled pain Nausea Lymphedema
Anxiety Shortness of breath Depression
Weakness Fatigue Loss of appetite
Delirium Constipation Difficulty sleeping

Where is LifeCare of Washington County Provided?

You or a loved one may receive LifeCare:

  • In our clinic located at 28 North Main Street in Boonsboro, Maryland
  • In a facility – nursing home, assisted living, or a group home
  • In the patient’s residence (for qualified patients living at home)

Is Palliative Care Right for You?

Research has shown that adding palliative care to your care can prevent or reduce hospital admissions and trips to the emergency room. Take the quiz for qualifying for Palliative Care to see whether it might be right for you or someone close to you.

To learn more about LifeCare of Washington County, call us at 301-671-2171.