Palliative Care

Palliative Care is focused health care for people with serious, chronic health conditions. It provides individuals with relief from the symptoms of pain and strain of a serious illness they experience day to day. The outcome is to improve quality of life for the individual and their family.

Palliative Care is coordinated by a team health care professionals like doctors, nurses, and other health care providers who work together in the individual’s best interest to provide an additional level of support. This type of care can be provided along with any curative treatments the individual is undertaking. There are no limits of age, health condition or physical status.

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If you think you could benefit from Palliative Care ask your Doctor for it! It is provided for in a variety of settings, including home, hospital, outpatient clinics, hospice and even long term care facilities.

Palliative Care might be an option for you if suffer from pain from conditions like:

  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Alzheimer’s
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Respiratory Disease
  • ALS
  • Traumatic Injury

Palliative Care helps to provide relief from symptoms like:

  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty sleeping

Palliative Care can help you with:

  • Everyday activities
  • A better understanding your condition
  • Going through medical treatments
  • Understanding your choices of medical treatments
  • Any stage of your illness or medical condition
  • Better communication with your health care team