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What is Palliate Care?

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Palliative care is often focused on serious illnesses and diseases where without it, quality of life would be difficult, and painful.  Some diseases that palliative care is helpful include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), congestive heart failure, kidney failure, Parkinson’s liver failure and many more. 

This type of care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.  This Team supports you and your family every step of the way, not only by controlling your symptoms, but also by helping you to understand your treatment options and goals.

Palliative Care is somewhat like the phase of care to improve life before requiring Hospice.  But even Hospice can provide similar care for months when there is no expectation of survival.  The objective of both types of care to is provide comfort and dignity at the end of life.

Nursing Resources LLC offers expert guidance on patient advocacy in palliative care as well as hospice care chiefly in Southeastern Michigan, Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Palma Ranch and Bradenton.