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 What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people of all ages with serious illnesses.  It is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists that work with a patient’s current doctors to provide an extra layer of support.  The goal is to improve the quality of life while still having the option of receiving curative treatment.

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  • Palliative care focuses on improving quality of life.

    • Care is focused on relieving symptoms such as pain, breathing difficulties, and even stress of a serious illness

    • Age is not a limiting factor.  Patients of all ages can receive palliatave care

  • Palliative care can be provided during any stage in a serious illness.

    • Care is provided throughout the length of serious illnesses, from early to late stages

    • Curative treatment may also continue to be received while on palliative care

  • Palliative care focuses on patient preferences.

    • Palliative care provides an extra layer of support

    • The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and family