Palliative care helps patients gain the strength to carry on with daily life, improves their ability to tolerate medical treatments, and helps them better understand their choices for care, ensuring the best possible quality of life through the relief of suffering and control of symptoms.
Our team of experts, including palliative care doctors, nurses, chaplains and social workers, will develop and administer a plan of care specific to each patient. The care team may include massage therapists, pharmacists, nutritionists and other health care professionals, who will help:
Patients respond differently to treatment options. A key benefit of palliative care is that it customizes treatment to meet the needs of each patient. Palliative care may be provided at any time during a person’s illness—even from the time of diagnosis—and it may be given at the same time as curative treatment.
Patients considered for palliative care include: