- Also known as “Advanced Illness Management,” Palliative Care is a specialized medical care for people living with a serious or advanced illness.
- This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness.
- The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
- It is based on the needs of the patient, not on the patient’s prognosis.
- This care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.
Improves Quality of Life
Palliative care teams focus on quality of life. The treatment focuses on the symptoms and stress of complex illnesses.
The goal of palliative care is to provide comfort and facilitate the best possible quality of life for patients and their families.
Matches Treatment to Goals
The palliative care team spends the time it takes to help you match your treatment choices to your goals.
Works With Your Doctors
Palliative care teams are specialists who with together with you, your family, and your other doctors.