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Specialized Care for People Living With Serious Illness

If you or a loved one is experiencing a serious illness, specialized medical care is available. This care is focused on providing relief from symptoms, pain and stress. The goal is to improve quality of life for both you and your caregivers. 

Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment.

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Palliative Care Services

Inpatient services are available at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Samaritan Albany General Hospital and Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.

Samaritan Palliative Care Community-based Program provides in-home visits and support to patients with congestive heart failure who live in Linn County.

Outpatient services are available at Samaritan Medical Group Palliative Care - Lincoln City.

A team of health care professionals includes:

  • A physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant or nurse works with your other clinicians, the pharmacy and psychologists. They help you to explore your hopes and concerns so your treatment plan matches your personal goals. 
  • A social worker assists you with emotional and social issues and gets you connected with vital resources at the hospital and in the community. 
  • A chaplain offers spiritual support for you and your loved ones according to your faith-based needs.
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The Benefits of Palliative Care  

You and your family may benefit from services, including: 

  • Medication management for better control of symptoms, including shortness of breath and pain. 
  • Practical and emotional support for patients and their families.
  • Help finding a comforting and healing environment.
  • Assurance that patients receive the right care at the right time and in the right place.
  • Goal-setting for care, including helping patients define what medical treatments they want.

 

For more information about Samaritan Palliative Care, call 541-768-4643 in Corvallis or 541-812-5020 in Albany.