Meaningful care begins with clear conversations about your needs and values. We start by listening. This responsive and personal approach to care enables people to live at home with greater independence, dignity and quality of life.
Our hospice team also offers emotional, practical and spiritual support for patients and their families. Call us for a no-obligation consultation. Our promise is to be a trusted caregiver so you can focus on the time you have together.
What Is Palliative Care?
Palliative care helps people with serious illnesses feel better—physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It focuses on improving the quality of life at any stage of a disease and can be offered with curative treatment.
While palliative care can be helpful anytime, it can be crucial for patients facing serious or terminal illnesses. These patients may have complex medical needs and need support to navigate difficult decisions about their treatment options. This level of care begins with a straightforward conversation about your needs and goals. Some of the needs addressed by palliative care include:
- Addressing complex pain
- Managing other symptoms (shortness of breath, loss of appetite, constipation, sleeping problems, and many more)
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Care coaching for family members
- Spiritual support
- Coordination of care with your doctors
Palliative care can begin at any age and any stage of an illness. Numerous studies show that patients getting timely palliative care report a higher quality of life scores and services more closely aligned with their priorities. Care can be provided in a hospital, nursing facility, or anywhere a patient calls home.
When Does Someone Need Palliative Care?
Palliative care can be a significant and valuable form of healthcare that helps alleviate the pain and suffering of those who are going through a severe illness or terminal diagnosis. It focuses on providing comfort and support for all aspects of the illness, including emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical well-being. Although any patient can benefit from palliative care regardless of age, diagnosis, or prognosis, it is normally recommended when the person has a life-limiting illness that is not expected to go away anytime soon.
It allows patients to gain control over their medical condition through symptom management and increasing communication between patients, family, and medical personnel. Palliative care can help people make important decisions about how they want to live their remaining days comfortably and with peace of mind.
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