Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care serves as a complement to the medical treatments already being provided by your doctor and aims to provide pain and symptom relief and management, ultimately improving quality of life.

Often referred as “comfort care,” Palliative Care is professional, compassionate, holistic care for anyone with an advanced illness, or life-limiting disease.

Palliative care can be provided along with curative treatment.

When to Consider Palliative Care?

Any person who is suffering from chronic discomfort or illness is appropriate for Palliative Care. There are no age limitations or disease restrictions.

What to Expect?
  • Relief from pain and symptoms
  • Reduced stress, relaxation
  • Support for patient and family members

Hospice Vs. Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative Care both focus on improving the quality of life, providing symptom relief and pain management for the Patient. However, the easiest way to remember the difference is that Hospice care is for Patients with terminal illnesses whereas Palliative does not have to be.
For more information on Palliative Care or to speak with a professional
please call Pacific Hospice Care at (800) 787-5147

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