What is Palliative Care or a Palliative Medicine Practice?
Let us tell you how palliative care works for patients with advanced illness who are still receiving curative treatments.
Palliative Care/Medicine is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Palliative care is provided by a specially trained team of physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplains who work together with a patient’s other physicians to provide an extra layer of support. Unlike hospice, it is appropriate at any stage of an advanced illness and it can be provided along with curative treatment. The palliative care team makes visits to the patient’s home whether private residence, independent living, assisted living or long term care.
Here's the Purpose and Goal of Palliative Care.
Palliative care and the medical specialty of Palliative Medicine, is specialized medical care that provides relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both you and your family. It is appropriate at any stage of a life-limiting illness, and it can be provided along with curative treatment.
Here's what you can expect of Palliative Care from One Community.
At One Community, our palliative care team of specialists includes physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and a chaplain as needed. Together with your own doctor, we make sure that you receive: