Palliative Medicine

Palliative Care - Virtua Service

Supporting You and Your Family Through Illness

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing you with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to achieve the best possible quality of life for both you and your family.

LifeCare and Survivorship: Relief from the Pain and Symptoms of Serious Illness 

Chronic illness can limit your quality of life, but our LifeCare program with Samaritan can help. LifeCare helps you feel better, resulting in a more positive outlook and increased strength.

While your physician treats your illness, LifeCare concentrates on relieving distressing symptoms to help you achieve the best possible quality of life you feel your best during and after your treatments. We  provide an added layer of support, with services that complement, rather than replace, your medical treatment plan.

LifeCare physicians, nurses, social workers, and dietitians are highly accessible and provide these services based on your personal goals of care:

  • Consultations for pain and symptom management
  • Relief from symptoms such as incontinence, depression, anxiety, stress, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, and mobility and balance issues
  • Medication management
  • Care coordination that connects you to the right services and schedules them at the right time
  • Nutritional counseling to help regain appetite and make easy, healthy choices
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Guidance with complex treatment choices
  • Help to ensure you meet your personal goals for care

Who can benefit from LifeCare?

LifeCare helps you and your family cope with a wide range of illnesses including: 

  • Cancer
  • Kidney failure
  • AIDS
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lung disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cardiac disease such as congestive heart failure
  • Complications from diabetes
  • Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis 

Call to learn more about the many benefits of LifeCare and how to access these supportive services. Most LifeCare services are covered by insurance plans.

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Our LifeCare team is here to help you live your best life – even through illness.

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Locations

Virtua Marlton, NJ Hospital

Virtua Marlton Hospital

90 Brick Road
Marlton, NJ 08053

Phone: 856-355-6000
Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mt. Holly, NJ

Virtua Memorial Hospital

175 Madison Avenue
Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Phone: 609-914-6000
Virtua Hospital in Voorhees, New Jersey

Virtua Voorhees Hospital

100 Bowman Drive
Voorhees, NJ 08043

Phone: 856-247-3000
Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

1600 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103

Phone: 856-757-3500
Virtua Willingboro Hospital

Virtua Willingboro Hospital

218A Sunset Road
Willingboro , NJ 08046

Phone: 609-835-2900

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