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Palliative Care

Life changing services

What is Palliative care?

At Big Sky Palliative and Hospice, our goal is simple – to improve your quality of life while living with serious illness. Our team of health care providers work with you to prevent and alleviate the symptoms of chronic disease in alignment with your personal preferences. Palliative care benefits individuals in any home setting, at any point in life, experiencing any type of serious illness, even while seeking curative and life prolonging treatment. We provide the patient, caregivers and loved ones an extra layer of support.

How We Can Help

Our Services

In home visits from a provider

Access to home visits from your palliative care team, depending on patient need.

On-Call services

Medical and nursing staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Helping to reduce unplanned hospitalizations and emergency room visits.

Med Management

Assistance with medication management, pain relief, anxiety, shortness of breath, nausea and other symptoms associated with serious illness.

Emotional and spiritual support

Access to social workers and chaplain.

Care Planning

Based on individualized needs.

Big Sky Palliative Care Program

Palliative Care is different from hospice care. Although the care focuses on quality of life in both palliative care and hospice, the patient in Palliative Care is not necessarily nearing the end of their life. Palliative Care patients often receive aggressive medical treatments intended to prolong life or be curative if possible. Hospice patients’ care is focused intensely on comfort

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What to expect

As a Palliative Care patient, you and your Palliative provider will determine a plan of care that best fits your needs. Visits from your provider will be based off the assessment done while admitting to Palliative Care. If a healthcare need arises you are free to call our office at 406-543-4408 where a nurse is available 24/7 and can help identify each patients needs on an individual bases. If there is a need for the provider to see the patient, the patient will be scheduled at the earliest time available.