Pain and Symptom Relief
We can offer you and your family quick relief from pain and symptoms, known as “palliative care.” Our Palliative Care Team will work with you and your doctors to control discomfort. This means managing side effects from treatments, the disease, or emotional distress. You can receive palliative care long before you would be eligible for hospice services. Consider palliative care as soon as the difficult diagnosis is made.
|Palliative Care||Hospice Services|
|Definition||A medical specialty that relieves symptoms and improves quality of life for individuals of any age, at any stage in a serious illness, whether that illness is curable, chronic, or life-limiting||A philosophy of patient-centered care that treats the person, rather than the life-limiting diagnosis by meeting the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the individual and their family|
|Timing of Care||Begins early, once the effects of an illness begin to impact quality of life||Begins later, once it’s decided that the focus of treatment should shift from curing to caring|
|Duration||Throughout the treatment process||When physician determines that a realistic life expectancy is six months or less|
|Care Strategies||Pain Control, Symptom Relief, Psychosocial Support||Pain Control, Symptom Relief, Spiritual Support, Psychosocial Support, Bereavement Support|
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