Supportive & Palliative Care

What is Supportive Care?

Working together with your other doctors, the supportive and palliative care teams help relieve the symptoms, pain and stress of serious illness.

We’ll help you and your family understand your treatment options and goals. We’ll be there every step of the way, offering comfort, compassion and closeness you won’t find anywhere else.

Advance Care Planning

There are times when a person is no longer able to share their health care decisions with their family or caregivers.

For this reason, OSF HealthCare has developed OSF Care Decisions, an advance care planning program available at no cost to all OSF patients and employees.

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Advance Care Planning
If a health care decision was needed and you were unable to communicate, would your family know your wishes? If not, it's time to start the discussion.
Palliative Care
The goal of palliative care is to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for people with a disease. This may include mental, emotional, or spiritual healing and care.