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Palliative Care

Caring for Patients Living with Advanced Illness or Serious Injury, Regardless of Prognosis

Palliative care is a physician-led interdisciplinary team approach to providing relief of suffering for patients with advanced illness through pain and symptom management. The goal is to provide comfort and maintain the highest possible quality of life for as long as possible.

Across our health system, our palliative care teams work to make a difference in the lives of patients and their loved ones facing serious, progressive or life-threatening illness by decreasing physical, emotional, spiritual and psychosocial suffering and increasing quality of life.

Being hospitalized with a serious progressive illness can often be difficult and confusing. You and your family may have questions about your illness and the choices you must make.

Our palliative care team will work with your physician to meet your physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We are committed to providing excellent palliative care to you – whether you have just been diagnosed, are in active treatment, have completed therapy or are facing end-of-life concerns.

Palliative Care Resources

Find information about palliative care from the Catholic Healthcare Association as well as grief resources for families.

Support for Patients and Families

Questions and Answers About Palliative Care

ALS Clinic in Greater Baton Rouge

Palliative care is an important part of the services we provide for patients with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), along with neurology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, speech therapy, pulmonology and nutritional support.

Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group ALS Clinic