palliative care
for the chronically ill

Aultman Alliance Palliative Care provides specialized services to guide patients through pain and symptom management while they are undergoing treatment for serious illness. 

in health

leaders in care

Aultman Alliance Palliative Care provides relief from symptoms of chronic disease, such as nausea, shortness of breath and even spiritual distress.

You may want to choose palliative care if you or a loved one...

  • Suffer from pain or other symptoms due to any serious illness
  • Experience physical or emotional pain that is not under control
  • Need help understanding your disease process or help coordinating your care
  • Need help in setting goals for your care/loved ones care
  • Need help with advanced directives

Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, dietitians, chaplains and other specialists. They work together with a patient's primary care doctor or specialist to provide an additional layer of support in managing chronic or life-limiting illnesses. The goal of palliative care is to promote improved quality of life for both the patient and their family.

In most cases, palliative care is started in the hospital. The process begins with a referral from your doctor. Palliative care can also be provided outside the hospital where accessible in outpatient clinics, homes, hospices and skilled nursing/long term care facilities. 


It's never too early to begin working with a palliative care team. 

Serious illnesses and their treatments can cause exhaustion, depression and anxiety. Palliative care teams understand that pain and other symptoms affect your quality of life and can leave you lacking the energy or motivation to pursue the things you enjoy. They also know that the stress of what you are going through can have a big impact on your family. They can assist you and your loved ones as you cope with the difficult experience of living with chronic disease.

Learn more about Aultman Alliance Palliative Care

Discuss your care options with your physician, social worker or a nurse, or call Aultman Alliance Palliative Care at 330-596-6000 for more information.