Aspirus Riverview Hospital
410 Dewey St.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Palliative care is specialized medical care for patients who have a serious illness. It is focused on relieving symptoms such as pain or stress. The goal is to improve quality of life for patients and families.
Palliative care is appropriate at any age and any stage of serious illness. It can be provided along with curative treatment.
Riverview’s palliative care team is composed of caregivers who support the whole person—body, mind and spirit. They include:
Your doctor may request a palliative care consult for you if he or she feels you would benefit. You or your loved one also may request palliative care at any time during your hospitalization at Aspirus Riverview Hospital. Sometimes your nurse, case manager or chaplain will request a consult for you.
The palliative care service can be consulted by the hospital doctors to see you for many different issues. The care you receive will be focused on what matters most to you, such as:
Palliative care can be provided at any time during a serious illness, even when your goal is to continue to receive treatment for your illness.
If your disease progresses, hospice care can enhance your quality of life by focusing on comfort and dignity in your final days, whether you are at home, assisted living, or possibly a skilled nursing facility.
Our palliative care team can help you transition to hospice care, if desired.
http://theconversationproject.org/— For help speaking to your loved ones about your
http://www.getpalliativecare.org/— To find palliative care or more information about your illness