Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses that may not have a cure. It aims to relieve suffering in all areas of a patient’s life.
Hospice care is a subset of palliative care that focuses on end-of-life care for the elderly and terminally ill. Through medical, psychological and spiritual support, we help these patients have peace, comfort and dignity in the last stages of their lives.
At the center of hospice and palliative care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is palliative and hospice care limited to the elderly?
A: Not at all. This type of care also includes children and young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer, HIV, or other life-limiting or chronic illnesses.
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