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Palliative Care at Unity Hospital

Living Well With Serious Illness

Many patients living with a serious illness – whether chronic or short-term, curable or life-threatening – often face symptoms and issues that may be as challenging as the illness itself: debilitating pain, side effects of necessary medical treatments, the natural anxieties and fears about their future, and the effects of their illness on their families and loved ones.

Palliative Care at Unity Hospital is a medical specialty dedicated to maximizing the quality of patients’ day-to-day lives while they cope with any stage of a serious illness. Palliative Care services are provided along with curative or other medical treatments, to give patients control over their condition and provide the most comfort and support possible.

Through personalized, compassionate medical care, nursing, and social support, the Unity Hospital Palliative Care team- specialty trained physicians, Advanced Practice providers, nurses, licensed social workers and spiritual counselors- empowers patients by helping manage symptoms and improve quality of like. If you or a loved one is living with a serious illness, the Unity Hospital Palliative Care team can help. 

Ways Palliative Care Can Help

  1. Medical recommendations that focus on managing pain and other distressing symptoms to provide patients an improved quality of life when facing serious illness
  2. Empowering patients and their loved-ones to gain control of their illness through shared decision-making that align treatment decisions and their goals of care
  3. Emotional and spiritual support for patients and caregivers through the course of illness

Mission Statement

The mission of the Palliative Care team at Unity Hospital is to make a positive difference in the health and well-being of patients and families with serious and/or life-limiting illness by providing compassionate care of the body, mind, and spirit.

Contact Us

To learn more about Palliative Care services at Unity Hospital, call (585) 723-7870 to speak to a department representative.

Inpatient Palliative Care consultations are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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