Shelly R. Garone MD


Hospice Care

Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources for people who are in the late stages of an incurable illness, such as cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. Hospice care also helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a dying loved one. Hospice…

How Palliative Care Can Help With Goals and Dreams

Palliative care can help you live well. Even when the end of your life is near, you can still try to live as well as possible. Remember to do the things that you love. For example, if you love to garden, you may still be able to garden if you do not overdo it. Talk with your palliative care provider about what you feel…

How Palliative Care Can Help With Spiritual Concerns

Your palliative care team may include a spiritual advisor or chaplain. Spiritual advisors can help you with questions that do not have clear answers. It does not matter what your spirituality or religion is. Your beliefs will be honored and respected. You may want to talk to a spiritual advisor about: The meaning of…

Personal Stories About Palliative Care

These stories are based on information gathered from health professionals and consumers. They may be helpful as you make important health decisions. Martha, age 91: I have been in and out of the hospital for serious heart and breathing problems for many months. I feel like my heart is not going to last much longer. I…

Checklist for Evaluating Hospice Programs

Once you make the decision to seek hospice care, make your search easier by using this checklist to find out about different programs. Add to it as you think of items that are important to you, and cross off those items that are not useful. Make a copy of this checklist for each program that you plan to consider. Have…