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Hospice and Palliative Care

Blount Memorial symptom management improves quality of life

Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tennessee is a regional leader in palliative care, a medical specialty focusing on managing the pain and symptoms of patients with all types of progressive, chronic, recurring or incurable illnesses. Palliative care can be delivered at any point during an illness and can continue for an extended period of time.

The hospital's Hospice and Palliative Care department offers a palliative care consult service and hospice services. Both follow a team-oriented approach including expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support.

The consult service, established in 2000, provides expert medical guidance and support to patients and families facing chronic or recurring illnesses. Specific benefits include helping with complex symptom management, decision making, establishing goals of care and accessing appropriate hospital and community resources.

Hospice is a specific type of palliative care offering comfort, dignity, support and quality of life to people with life-limiting illnesses. For more than 25 years, Blount Memorial Hospice has partnered with hundreds of local families facing end-of-life issues. Care is provided wherever a patient lives to help improve their quality of life.

To learn more about how palliative care could benefit you or your family, call Blount Memorial Hospice and Palliative Care at 865-977-5702.

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