Palliative care, also known as palliative care medicine, is specialized care for people living with serious illnesses. It is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness-whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment.
Palliative care is provided on the inpatient units at Saratoga Hospital by Dr. Ayesha Sooriabalan MD, Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care, and Deanna Veet MS ANP-BC along with a team of care managers, social workers, pastoral care, nurses and others.
If you would like to speak with a provider from Palliative Care Services, please request a consult from your inpatient hospital physician.