Is there help for me if I have multiple diagnoses?

When you are coping with several illnesses at the same time, life can feel like it is consumed by doctor visits, tests and medication. It is challenging to keep it all straight and to manage the special needs of each medical condition. And, as your health declines, uncertainty about the future adds an extra layer of concern.

It is not unusual for individuals to suffer from multiple illnesses, such as:

  • Cancer
  • Advanced heart or lung disease
  • End-stage liver or renal disease
  • Late-stage neurological disorders, such as MS, Parkinson’s disease or stroke
  • Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease

These may be further complicated by:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Lack of mobility
  • Debility due to old age

If you are experiencing multiple health issues, in-home assistance is available that will help you improve your quality of life. Get help with:

  • Pain and symptoms
  • Side effects of treatment
  • Coordinated care for multiple illnesses
  • Medication review
  • Fatigue, anxiety or depression
  • Spiritual or emotional concerns
  • Goals of care discussions
  • Plans for the future
  • Complex medical decisions
  • Education and support for caregivers

Understand how palliative care or hospice can help when facing multiple serious diagnoses.