Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Aging in Idaho: Help for Those Living with Pain

Senior adults facing a terminal illness often endure pain, shortness of breath and nausea. Watching a loved one experience these symptoms hurts.

The Palliative Care Program at St. Luke’s Magic Valley is designed to meet the physical (ex: pain management), emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families when dealing with a life-limiting illness. Dr. Daniel Preucil is the Medical Director of the Program. In-patient services began on March 16th, and out-patient services will begin in the next few months.

According to Dr. Preucil, the program exists to improve the quality of life for patients and to help them spend more time where they want to be instead of at the hospital. Palliative care is a team approach.
Read more about help for those living with pain

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