The goal of Supportive Care is to improve how a patient functions each day as well as improve his or her quality of life throughout the course of their life-limiting illness. Supportive Care addresses physical, emotional and spiritual concerns when patients and their families are coping with their illness. Timely attention to early management of symptoms has been shown to increase quality of life, improve function, and even extend ones length of life. Supportive Care can be delivered at any stage of illness beginning at the time of diagnosis. Supportive care can be provided while they are receiving curative or life-prolonging medical treatment. Such treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
Do I Qualify For Supportive Care?
If you have a chronic or life-limiting illness, including chronic or severe pain, and you have any symptoms, you qualify for Supportive Care. At this time, Supportive Care is offered as a free ministry of HSHS Illinois Home Care.