Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
1540 Maple Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
Palliative Care seeks to improve the quality of life through management of symptoms in patients with chronic and often life threatening illness.
- Palliative care is hospice care.
- Palliative care is for cancer patients.
- Hospice care is palliative care at the end of life- specifically the last six months of life.
- Palliative care providers address symptom management such as pain control but also assist in setting goals of medical care ranging from a complete cure to comfort measures only.
The Palliative Care Service team at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital provides added assistance in meeting the medical and psycho-social needs of the medically frail and elderly as well as those with advanced, progressive diseases.
Who Provides Palliative Care?
In conjunction with physicians and nursing staff, palliative, or comfort-oriented, care providers work to educate patients and families on disease processes and care availability. Consults and care coordination are available to reduce distressing symptoms and enhance the quality of life for individuals facing these challenges.
Privacy & Comfort
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital provides a designated corridor on the third floor nursing unit (3 West) for individuals requiring palliative care. This space allows added comfort and accomodations for patients and families during their time of need.
Special Accomodations for Young Adults
Through a donation by the Anthony V. Mannino Foundation, Inc, young adults can also find comfort suitable to their specific needs at Millard Suburban in Anthony's Room. A space specially outfitted for and dedicated to those aged 18-26 who medically require hospitalization but emotionally need loved ones closeby, and the ability to feel more at home.
The AVM Foundation is a local organization that's mission is to financially assist and bring attention to treatment gaps that young adults face while undergoing cancer treatment. To learn more about the AVM foundation and the compelling story behind their mission visit: www.AVMFoundation.com