Specialized Medical Care
Palliative care is specialized medical care that includes emotional and spiritual support, along with relief of physical symptoms. Whether the diagnosis is curable, chronic or life-threatening, our purpose is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. The palliative care team is a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses, social workers, and other specialists who work together with a patient’s doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness.
Home-based palliative care services can be helpful for those who have experienced several trips to the emergency room or admissions to the hospital because of their illness, and particularly for those who have increased difficulty managing and understanding their care.