Submitted by Fabiola Jean-Charles, Director of Transitions Supportive Care
Transitions Supportive Care is specialized medical care focused on symptom relief and the stressors that often accompany a serious illness. The goal of supportive care is to improve the patient’s overall quality of life. Supportive care can help you carry on with daily life; improve your ability to go through medical treatments; and help match your treatment choices to your goals.
If you, or someone close to you, needs help coping with the stress of a serious illness, Transitions Supportive Care is here to help.
Transitions Supportive Care can help you manage your serious illness by providing education and information so you can:
- Know what to expect.
- Know what programs and resources are available.
- Make informed medical decisions about treatment options.
- Achieve your goals and values as it relates to your medical plan of care.
- Understand the pros and cons (benefits/burdens) of treatments (eg., dialysis, additional cancer treatments, surgery, etc.)