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LINK- Palliative Care

LINK is the Palliative care program of Cedar Valley Hospice that provides supportive care and case management to individuals and families facing an advanced illness who may not be eligible for, or seeking, hospice services yet. It offers a nurse and social worker team who visit patients in their homes or at a facility to assess their health needs. Unlike hospice care, a person enrolled in the LINK program can still be seeking curative treatments.

When to Consider LINK

  • Received a diagnosis of a serious illness
  • Experiencing recurring hospital admissions or ER visits
  • Undergoing challenges with symptom management
  • Facing difficult decisions regarding treatment options
  • Feeling distress, anxiety or loss of hope
  • Needing medication recommendations including monitoring/management
  • Struggling with conflict among patient and family regarding the course of treatment

Benefits of LINK

  • Ongoing assessment of patient's wellness
  • Expert pain and symptom control
  • Emotional support
  • Improved communication between the patient and health care providers
  • Education regarding illness, treatment options
  • Assistance coping with the illness
  • Improved quality of life for the patient
  • Support and education regarding the future and/or hospice eligibility 
  • Assistance with completion of advance care plans

Making A Referral

Anyone can make a referral to LINK.

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Family members
  • Friends
  • Clergy
     

To learn more about how the LINK palliative care program from Cedar Valley Hospice could benefit your loved one, contact Cedar Valley Hospice today.