Palliative Care is holistic, patient- and family-centered care for those living with an advancing chronic illness. This specialized care focuses on enhancing comfort and quality of life by managing symptoms, providing emotional support and increasing patient choice and access to information.
Palliative care is appropriate for every age and every stage of a chronic illness. Palliative Care can even compliment a patient’s desire to pursue life-prolonging treatment. With greater clarity about options and goals, patients and families experience an enhanced quality of life when living with an advancing chronic illness.