Palliative care is a type of care for all types of chronic or progressive illness that focuses on improving quality of life. It involves the comprehensive treating the symptoms, discomfort and stress of a serious illness.
Palliative care provides relief from distressing symptoms including pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. It can also help deal with the side effects of medical treatments you are receiving.
The Palliative Care Team is provided by an interdisciplinary team of specialists that include:
- Social Workers
- Home Health Aides
This team approach to provide patient-centered care meets the physical, cultural, psychological and spiritual needs of you and your family, and results in well-planned treatment for all your symptoms throughout your illness — treatment that takes care of you in your present condition and anticipates your future needs.