Healthy Aging

Palliative Care

Our team treats you with kindness and compassion, listens to your concerns and involves you in the decisions when mapping out your goal-directed care.

Goal-Directed Care for Your Golden Years

Battling a serious illness can take a toll physically, mentally and spiritually, not only on you but the entire family. With your comfort always in mind, our Palliative Care team treats you with kindness and compassion, listens to your concerns and involves you in the decisions when mapping out your goal-directed care. Our focus is on relieving your symptoms and the stress related to your illness and improving the quality of life for you and your family.

Meeting Your Goals is Our Goal

We define your overall path of care based on your goals, therefore focusing more directly on the outcomes that are truly meaningful to you and your loved ones. Through our approach to Palliative Care, some of the results you can expert are:
  • Keep pain to a minimum, using clinical methods.
  • Treat symptoms and improve health where possible.
  • Assist with mobility and safety.
  • Allow meaningful interactions between patients and their friends, family, and community.
  • Improve spiritual and emotional well-being.
  • Provide support for both patients and caregivers, allowing each to understand and express their feelings and keep them informed on treatment options.
  • Reduce the burden on caregivers through training and assistance.

Dr. Margarita Reyes

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Can You Be Benefit from Palliative Care?

Palliative Care can help patients dealing with a wide range of medical challenges. You or your loved one could benefit from Palliative if they are dealing with one or more of the following:

  • Chronic and/or progressive illness
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
  • Recurrent hospitalizations
  • Uncontrolled symptoms
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Dementia
  • Cancer
  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Stroke

40
Million
Globally, an estimated 40 million people are in need of palliative care each year.
14
Percent
Currently only about 14% of those who need it actually receive palliative care.
6+
Million
People living in the United States could benefit from palliative care.

Our Multidisciplinary Approach

Our palliative care team works in partnership with primary care physicians, hospitalists, surgeons and other specialties to provide care for the elderly that is individualized, goal-directed and aids in the patient’s independence and quality of life. As a community geriatricians, Bristol Health practices in multiple settings including the hospital, clinic, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patients’ homes.

Our Location

  1. Bristol Health Medical Group Beleden Gardens

    85 Beleden Gardens Drive

    Bristol, CT 06010

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Even though we are in the middle of summer, now is the time to start thinking about those required physicals for the fall and even the winter sports seasons.

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Jul 19, 2019

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Jul 18, 2019

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Effective Oct. 1, Connecticut’s smoking age will rise from 18 to 21, encompassing tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaping. It falls on businesses to enforce the law by checking IDs. Shops that sell to underage customers could face fines and could even have their cigarette selling license revoked. People under 21 who attempt to buy products could also face a fine.

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