What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is specialized care for those with an acute or chronic illness and is focused on symptom management and stress relief. Patients may have palliative care at any stage of their illness and may receive curative therapy at the same time. The goal is to reduce a patient’s suffering, provide ongoing treatment, and promote the best quality of life for those with serious illnesses.
Palliative care not only addresses the physical issues that patients are dealing with, it also places emphasis on the patient’s spiritual and psycho-social well-being.
Palliative care is a 24/7 care management service to help patients get back to a higher level of comfort.