What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care complements medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing relief from symptoms, pain, and the stress of a serious illness. Whatever the diagnosis, the goal is to improve the quality of life for both patient and family. It is administered by a team of professionals, and is guided by a medical professional that specializes in Palliative Care. An important difference between Palliative Care and Hospice Care is that Palliative Care can be provided along with curative treatment.
While compassionate care is provided wherever it is required, we understand that most people would prefer to make this transition pain free in their own homes, surrounded by loving friends and family. Both patient and family are given all the support needed to face this process with confidence, calmness and peace of mind in a comfortable environment. We pride ourselves on responding to your needs expeditiously.
Proactive symptom and pain management is our primary concern. We seek to exceed the expectations of those we serve. Our team of dedicated doctors, nurses, counselors, and volunteers provide the physical, emotional, and spiritual support needed for superior outcomes. This interdisciplinary hospice team:
- Manages the patient’s pain and symptoms
- Schedules regular visits by caring professionals: Doctors, RNs, LVNs
- Maintains low caregiver-to-patient ratios to increase care quality
- Assist with the emotional, spiritual and psychological needs
- Provides medications, medical supplies and equipment
- Instructs family members on how to care for the patient
- Makes short term inpatient care available when needed
- Offers nutritional counseling
- Provides speech and physical therapies
- Provides bereavement counseling to family and friends