Palliative care is a specialized medical treatment for people with serious illnesses. This care focuses on relieving the patient’s symptoms and stress. Both the patient and their family will experience an improvement in quality of life.
Palliative care can be provided by specially trained nurses, doctors and other specialists. They work with patients’ other doctors to offer additional support. Palliative care does not depend on the patient’s prognosis. It is tailored to the individual patient’s needs. Palliative care is appropriate for any age or stage of a serious illness and can be provided alongside curative treatment.
Increases quality of life
Palliative care teams are focused on quality of living. They provide care for people who are suffering from serious illnesses like cancer, congestive cardiac failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), kidney disease and Alzheimer’s.
Relief from Stress and Symptoms
Palliative care aims to alleviate suffering and offer the best quality of life possible for patients and their loved ones. The symptoms include anxiety, pain, depression, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, constipation and loss of appetite. You will be able to continue with your daily activities because of the support provided by the assisted living team. The team will assist you in gaining the strength to continue with your daily life.
Recent studies, including one published by the New England Journal of Medicine, show that patients with serious illnesses who receive palliative care live longer than those who don’t.
Facilities that offer palliative care have teams that also take the time to match your treatment options with your goals. They will ensure that your doctors are aware of what you want. This will give you more control over your health and improve the quality of your life.
Uses the same doctor as your other doctors
Palliative care teams include specialists who will work with you, your family, and other doctors. They can provide extra support for you when you are most in need. The palliative care team not only treats your symptoms, stress and supports you and your family but also communicates with your doctors to ensure everyone is on the same page. They are there to support you at every stage.
How to get palliative care
Palliative care is a great option for someone who is suffering from a serious illness. Palliative care can be provided at any stage of your illness.
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