Palliative care is for anyone with a serious illness. It is not dependent on a terminal prognosis, as is hospice care.
In collaboration with our hospital partners, our palliative care team offers pain and symptom management for patients and support for their families and caregivers.
Care can start soon after the diagnosis of an illness that causes distressing symptoms or repeated emergency room visits, which can reduce quality of life.
These services are available to patients at
- Marin General Hospital
- Novato Community Hospital
- Sonoma Valley Hospital
- Golden LivingCenter – London House Sonoma
- Sonoma Acres
- Broadway Villa Post Acute, Sonoma
Unlike hospice care, our palliative care patients can start or continue curative treatments, such as radiation or blood transfusions. Our team will discuss treatment options with patients and their families, giving them the information needed to make informed decisions about their treatment choices.