Palliative Care

At Indiana University Health Frankfort Hospital, our home-based palliative care program can provide comprehensive palliative care to improve the quality of life for patients and their families facing a long term, serious and life-threatening illness.

Palliative care is available to anyone diagnosed with a serious condition and can begin at any stage of the illness, even when you are first diagnosed. Serious illnesses commonly requiring palliative care include cancer, heart failure, liver failure, kidney failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and various neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. We work with your primary care physician to provide the palliative care you need.

Our team of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, social workers and spiritual care providers offer services in the hospital and at your home to help alleviate physical, mental and spiritual concerns. This includes pain control, symptom management, treatment planning, spiritual and grief support, choosing an extended care facility and deciding when to call for end-of-life hospice care.