Palliative/Supportive Care Fills Special Need
At Northridge Hospital, we understand that when a loved one is critically ill, the entire family is affected. Our Palliative/Supportive Care Service addresses the special needs of patients and families who are faced with a progressive, life-limiting health condition.
The supportive care team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and spiritual care leaders who
work closely with the patient's family and primary care physician to ensure a unified course of care.
Comfort, Caring and Understanding
For our severely ill patients and their loved ones, we are dedicated to our Supportive Care mission:
- Help patients live as fully and as comfortably as possible while staying at Northridge Hospital
- Manage pain and symptoms through pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options
- Identify and relieve feelings of emotional stress, anxiety and/or depression that may occur throughout the grieving process
- Preserve the dignity of our patients every step of the way
- Assist in the making of ethical decisions regarding medical care
- Address spiritual needs and concerns
- Identify community resources that could provide addition support for caregivers
To Arrange for a Palliative/Supportive Care Consultation
Supportive care can be introduced at any time through the course of hospital care. It is best if patients seek the assistance of our Palliative Care Program as soon as their condition is determined serious and life-limiting.
If you feel that palliative care is right for you and/or your loved one, please ask your physician or nurse for a palliative are consultation.
For more information about the Palliative/Supportive Care Program, please call (818) 885-8500, ext 4601.