Palliative Care: Understanding The Benefits

Palliative Care: Understanding The Benefits

Posted on August 22, 2014 by ElderCare Resources in Blog, Caregiver Education, Education, Hospice & Palliative Care

Understanding Palliative Care

Palliative care, simply stated, is highly specialized care for persons with a serious illness.  While undergoing palliative care, patients find relief from symptoms, stress and pain of a serious illness.  Quality of life is improved for both the patient and family as this care is provided by medical experts working together to provide support.  Palliative Care is suited for persons of any age and at any stage of serious illness and is appropriate even for those receiving medical treatment which hold promise for being cured and returning to everyday life.

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The following video provides an inside look at palliative care and explains in easy to understand terms the journey to expect when receiving palliative care.

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