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When someone is suffering from conditions like cancer, heart disease, or dementia, quality of life can be compromised. Supportive care at Kishwaukee Hospital can be the answer when pain or other symptoms are controlling the patient’s life.

Working together with you, your family, and your primary care physician, Supportive Care Nurse Practitioners at Kishwaukee Hospital:

  • Manage complex symptoms such as pain, nausea, and other debilitating side effects of treatment
  • Coordinate care with your primary care physician and other specialists involved in your treatment
  • Support family members who are coping with changes in your health status
  • Help you and your family understand the choices you may face and anticipate future needs so you are better informed and prepared
  • Allow you to have more control over your care

Benefits of Supportive Care at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital

Supportive care services can be provided in the hospital, in your home, in a long-term care or assisted living facility. Depending on the needs of the patient, supportive care will help you:

  • Find relief from pain and other symptoms that may be interfering with daily life
  • Discover unique solutions to your individual medical situation
  • Reduce stress
  • Understand your illness and options for treatment and care
  • Receive assistance with decision-making regarding treatment options

Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance plans cover the services provided by Supportive Care.

Treatments

Any person who is experiencing a serious illness of any kind is appropriate for supportive care. There are no age or disease restrictions. Supportive care assists in treatment for a wide range of illnesses and conditions, including but not limited to: