FMC Palliative Care

Comfort and Support

 

FMC Palliative Care focuses on improving the quality of life for patients living with serious illnesses.

The focus is on:

  • Relieving physical pain and symptoms

  • Helping with difficult decision making

  • Providing emotional support

Understanding Palliative Care and Hospice

     

Palliative Care

  • Greater than 6 months prognosis

  • Undergoing Curative Treatment

  • Any stage of disease

  • May be accessing skilled long term care days

  • Services:

    • Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants

    • Physicians

Hospice

  • Less than 6 months prognosis

  • Excludes curative treatment

  • Increases quality of life

  • Pain and symptom management

  • Caregiver support

  • Emotional and Spiritual Support

  • Services:

    • Hospice Team

    • RNs, LVNs, Home Health Aides, Spiritual Caregivers, Social Workers, Volunteers

    • Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants

  • Pharmacy

  • Medical Equipment

  • 24-hour support

Benefits of Palliative Care:

 

  • Helping prevent repeated hospital stays and ER visits

  • Helping patients understand their illness and care options

  • Educating about medications, diet, and lifestyle changes

  • Making the patient comfortable by alleviating anxiety, physical pain, and symptoms

  • Supporting coordinated care in partnership with the patient’s physician

  • Considering all needs, medical, physical, emotional, and spiritual

  • Reducing family stress

  • Bringing comfort and peace

  • Alleviating suffering

FMC Palliative Care can help at any stage of illness, even for patients seeking curative treatment.

 

Diagnoses include (but are not limited to):

  • Cancer

  • Congestive heart failure

  • COPD

  • ALS

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Kidney failure

 

Patients may also be experiencing:

  • Complex pain

  • Other challenging symptoms

  • Difficulty coping with advanced illness

  • Diminishing benefits from current therapies

  • Increasing burden of care and treatment

  • Increasing signs of stress and anxiety

 

FMC Palliative Care is homebased care and visits patients and their families wherever they are:  private homes or facilities such as assisted living and nursing homes.
 

CONTACT US

BSA Hospice of the Southwest

Administrative Office
5211 SW 9th, Ste. 100
Amarillo, TX  79106


806.356.0026

866.654.2941 Toll-Free

Inpatient Unit - Bivins Pointe

6600 Killgore Dr.

Amarillo, TX 79106

SERVICE AREA

Serving Amarillo and surrounding counties across the Texas Panhandle.

BSA Hospice of the Southwest is locally owned and operated.

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