JRMC now offers Palliative Care

     UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center (JRMC) is pleased to announce it’s now offering Palliative Care.

     Palliative Care is specialized medical care for individuals with serious chronic illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from symptoms they face every day. The goal is to improve the quality of life for patients and their family.

     The JRMC Palliative team can help patients and their families understand illness and treatment options, reduce distressing symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, or emotional distress, increase comfort, independence, activity, and improve quality of life. 

     Some examples of chronic medical conditions are: heart failure, lung disease, cancer, stroke, Parkinson’s, and dementia.

     Palliative Care is much different than Hospice. Hospice is for individuals approaching the last stage of life (usually less than six months to live). Palliative Care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment.

     For more information, please call the Palliative Care team at 319-480-8253.                  

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