Quality of Life Care

Bringing relief and comfort when it is needed most.

Not exclusive to hospice patients, our Trillium Palliative Services provide relief and comfort to anyone suffering with the symptoms of a serious or chronic illness—helping relieve pain, shortness of breath, nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, depression, sleep problems, and treatment of side effects. Palliative care can be administered as needed by our team of certified and specialized palliative care physicians, nurses, and nurse practitioners to help those affected cope physically and emotionally. We can also help guide caregivers and family members through the complex medical system to better understand the care options available.



The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families who are living with serious or ongoing illnesses of all types. Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort but palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Unlike hospice, palliative care has no limitation related to life expectancy nor is there a requirement to give up treatment aimed at potentially curing the disease or condition.


For more about understanding palliative care, head to our blog post, “Palliative Care: Some Common Questions & Misconceptions” by clicking the button below.


Where are palliative services provided?


Palliative care services can be provided in a variety of settings for the patient—in a hospital, an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, a medical clinic, or your own home. We offer both a physician/nurse practitioner team and a home health team that can manage patient care needs wherever you call home.

How do I access Trillium palliative services?

If you or a loved one is facing a serious illness, simply ask your doctor to set up a Trillium Palliative Services consultation. We will assess your situation and develop a plan for care to help relieve your symptoms. Palliative care is supported by most insurance plans with a physician prescribing all palliative services.



Our physicians and nurse practitioners are certified in the specialized field of palliative care—providing comfort care to those with a life-limiting illness. Our palliative care team focuses on all your needs—emotional and psychological as well as physical. We can help you and your family better understand and cope with your condition. We can also help guide you through our often complex and confusing medical system.


Physicians and Nurse Practitioners will provide palliative services in area hospitals at the request of attending physicians. Our hospital-based medical team will work together to help:

  • Manage day-to-day pain and distress to improve quality of life for the patient
  • Assist patients and families with future quality of life desires
  • Support the treatment plan of the primary care physician
  • Work with the patient, their family, and the medical team to facilitate discharge planning
  • Follow-up services can be provided at our Trillium Palliative Services Clinic


The Trillium Palliative Services Clinic offers easy and accessible care in a comfortable setting. Conveniently located in Southeast Grand Rapids, our clinic provides professional palliative services by appointment — usually seeing patients within one week. Home or facility visits are available to those who are unable to travel. The Trillium Palliative Services Clinic provides:
  • Management of troublesome symptoms
  • Support for the treatment plan of the primary care physician
  • Care from Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
  • Family, caregiver, and patient education
  • Capability to do telemedicine visits
  • Coordination with Home Health Services

Our patients know better than anyone the benefits of palliative care. See how it has brought them comfort and relief at a time when it is needed most.


Our certified palliative care team focuses on providing the comfort and care needed to improve our patients quality of life. They assist the treatment plan of primary care physicians by helping to manage pain and troublesome symptoms along with providing emotional support.



Palliative care can be beneficial for a number of people suffering from a variety of illnesses. Here are a few resources to help you learn more about the who, what, and when of palliative care.