Care Partners: Palliative Care, End-of-Life, and Caregiver Support
Care Partners provides supportive care on the journey of aging and serious illness. Our RN Care Coordinator can help you navigate health care decisions, the complexities of living at home with a serious illness, or the feelings and tasks of end-of-life. She also provides coaching for caregivers and can connect you with many forms of support. Care Partner volunteers provide companionship in the home or a quiet presence at end-of-life. If you or someone you care for could use some support, call Care Partners at 218-387-3787.
Care Partners is a collaborative program of the North Shore Health Care Foundation, Cook County North Shore Hospital, Sawtooth Mountain Clinic and other community service organizations. For more information visit the North Shore Health Care Foundation website and click on "Care Partners".
Care Partner services are offered free of charge. Donations are accepted.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care is treatment that enhances comfort and improves the quality of life of an individual during and through debilitating chronic or life threatening illness. The goal is to relieve suffering through the prevention or alleviation of physical, psychological, social and spiritual distress. Palliative care is patient and family centered. It begins at the diagnosis of a life threatening illness and continues through cure or until death and into family's bereavement period.