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Comforting Care for Patients and Families

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. 

Supportive Services 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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Our Services

Samaritan Supportive Services includes doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, chaplains and others who work with your other medical providers for an extra layer of support. 

You and your family may benefit from supportive 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 the right place
  • Timely referrals to appropriate care
  • Goal-setting for care, including helping patients define what medical treatments they want

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

Samaritan Supportive Services community-based program provides in-home visits and support to patients with congestive heart failure who live in Linn County. 

For more information about Samaritan Supportive Services, call 541-768-4643 in Corvallis or 541-812-5020 in Albany.
 
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Your Comfort Care Team

Because palliative care is comprehensive, it is offered by a team of health care professionals.

  • The palliative care physician, nurse practitioner, and nurse work with your attending physician and primary nurse. They help you explore your hopes and concerns so the goals of your treatment plan match your personal goal. 
  • 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.