Improve quality of life with palliative care services in Dallas, TX

Palliative care is designed to keep patients comfortable while addressing their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. It improves the quality of life for people dealing with an illness or experiencing their end of life journey. Whether your loved one is struggling with an illness or is entering hospice, contact Star City Hospice for high-quality and compassionate palliative care in Dallas, TX. We offer a variety of services to support your loved one’s comfort, including medical care, dietary counseling, spiritual counseling, and more. Our team includes experienced healthcare professionals, social workers, counselors, and volunteers who ensure your loved one receives the attention and support they deserve. Contact us to learn more about our palliative care options in Texas.

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What is palliative care?

Palliative care is focused on making the patient as comfortable as possible. Rather than aiming to cure the patient, this type of care addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient to relieve the symptoms of their illness and improve their quality of life. Palliative care may include medicine to help relieve uncomfortable symptoms, or non-medicine options like diet adjustments, music therapy, pet therapy, massage therapy, discussions with spiritual counselors, and more. Care is not one-size-fits all; it’s customized to each patient’s specific circumstances and needs. Our Texas palliative care team stays in frequent communication with the patient to monitor how they’re feeling and adjust their care plan as needed.

Symptoms we treat

Palliative care offers patients relief from symptoms like physical pain, anxiety, depression, nausea, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and more. Different options will be provided based on how different symptoms are impacting a person’s quality of life.

Benefits of care

Palliative care improves a patient’s quality of life by addressing their physical and mental health needs. Options may include palliative medicine to ease a patient’s symptoms, such as physical pain or loss of appetite, to make them feel more comfortable. Patients can also experience improved mental health through counseling and support groups, which give patients more people to talk to. Patients and their families may also experience reduced healthcare costs, as patients may feel well enough to avoid going to the hospital, or choose not to go on medication that makes them feel sick or doesn’t align with their goals.

Illnesses patients may have

Palliative care can be provided to patients of all ages who are actively receiving curative treatments as well as those who aren’t. Care is often beneficial to patients who have cancer, dementia, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other serious or life-threatening illnesses. Palliative service options can be provided at any stage of an illness, even as early as diagnosis.

Palliative vs hospice care: What’s the difference?

Palliative care and hospice care both aim to make the patient as comfortable as possible by relieving symptoms of illness and providing physical and emotional support. While they have similarities, they are two separate services.

Palliative care can be provided to patients who are receiving curative treatments and those who are not to improve their quality of life. The team typically includes medical professionals to address a patient’s physical health needs along with spiritual counselors, social workers, therapists and more to address a patient’s emotional needs.

Hospice care is typically reserved for the last six months of a patient’s life and is offered when a patient is no longer receiving curative treatments for an illness. The hospice care team includes physicians, nurses, and home health aides to monitor the patient’s health, manage their physical symptoms, coordinate care with the patient’s medical team, and improve their quality of life. The team may also include palliative care providers to address the patient’s mental and emotional health.

Our palliative care services

Star City Hospice in Dallas, Texas offers a variety of palliative care services to help your loved one have the highest quality of living possible. Our medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, and home health aides, can help manage a patient’s symptoms through medicine and help patients understand their treatment options. We also offer dietary counseling to support patients’ health and comfort. Also on the non-medical side, we offer a variety of therapies like pet therapy, music therapy, and massage therapy to improve patients’ mental and emotional wellness and overall quality of life. Social workers are available to support patients and families and act as an advocate for the patient’s best interests. Spiritual counseling services are also available. We can provide palliative home care wherever the patient calls home.

About our Texas palliative and hospice care team

Our Dallas, Texas staff consists of numerous professionals ready to provide your loved one and your family with high-quality palliative and/or hospice care, including physicians, nurses, home health aides, volunteers, spiritual counselors, bereavement counselors, and social workers. Maximizing your loved one’s comfort and quality of life is our top priority, and we’ll collaborate with the patient and their family to provide the best possible care. We’ll listen to the concerns and needs of the patient, answer any questions you or the patient has, and provide personalized services every step of the way.

Giving Our Team Time and Resources

To support our effort in providing top-notch care, we set our team up for success by ensuring they have the time and resources needed to provide great care to each patient. We provide manageable caseloads so our team always has quality time to give to our patients.

Choose Star City for your care needs

Star City Hospice is committed to quality palliative and hospice care in the Dallas, Texas area. As a locally owned and operated organization, we’re passionate about supporting the families in our community and ensuring those dealing with an illness have the best quality of life possible. Our dedicated staff is made of trained and experienced professionals ready to provide the patient-centered services your loved one deserves, including physical, emotional, and spiritual support. Contact us today to learn more about our service options.

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