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November 24, 2020
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Amy L. Courtoies, MSW - (518) 770-7577 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Palliative Care"Supportive Care and Symptom Relief"

Palliative Care focuses on relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness.  Through a holistic, patient-centered approach our team aims to improve the quality of life for patients and families.  Our goal is to help those living with a serious, life-limiting illness live well.

Palliative Care is a recognized specialty, our providers work to ensure patients:

-Understand their illness and treatment options

-Have the support needed to make decisions about care

-Are pain and symptom free

 

Palliative Care is appropriate at any age and at any stage of an illness, in conjunction with curative treatments. 

Patients who may benefit from this support include those who:

  • Have chronic, progressive or complex medical conditions (COPD, CHF, Cancer, Renal Insufficiency).
  • Have pain or troubling symptoms that are not well controlled.
  • Have experienced multiple visits to the emergency room or re-admissions to the hospital for the same issues.
  • Are experiencing psychosocial, spiritual or caregiver distress.
  • Are seeking support and assistance with decision-making and treatment goals.

Will my insurance pay for Palliative Care
Palliative Care is a recognized medical specialty and services are covered by most private health insurance as well as Medicare and Medicaid. If you are interested in Palliative care for yourself or your loved one, please ask your doctor for a referral. We work with your physician and other specialists to help ensure that your care is individualized to meet your special needs. 

At St. Mary’s Healthcare it is our mission to ensure patients and families have access to this support throughout our healthcare system. For more information on how you or your loved one can begin discussions on how to integrate Palliative Care into your care plan:  (INSERT THE CLICK HERE/INFO OPTION?)

 

Palliative Care Brochure

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For more information download our brochure

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Health Care Proxy Form

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Emergency

Emergency Department
(518) 841-7237
Urgent Care
Amsterdam
(518) 841-3600
Gloversville
(518) 773-7710
St. Johnsville
(518) 770-7818
Mental Health Hotline
(518) 842-9111
Addiction Crisis Services
(518) 842-9111
Please remember that dialing 911 from your phone will allow trained operators to connect you directly and immediately with assistance that is appropriate to your situation.

Emergency

Emergency Department
(518) 841-7237
Urgent Care
Amsterdam
(518) 841-3600
Gloversville
(518) 773-7710
St. Johnsville
(518) 770-7818
Mental Health Hotline
(518) 842-9111
Addiction Crisis Services
(518) 842-9111
Please remember that dialing 911 from your phone will allow trained operators to connect you directly and immediately with assistance that is appropriate to your situation.

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Ways to Give

  • Donate TodayDonate +

    Affect lives for years to come
  • Attend Our EventsEvents +

    Participate in St Mary's events as a way of giving
  • Plan a GiftGift +

    Make an impact immediately
  • Volunteer NowVolunteer +

    Become a part of our community
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