NCH Palliative Care Services
How Does Palliative Care Differ From Hospice?
- Palliative care can begin at any stage of a serious, life-altering illness and is intended to occur simultaneously with treatment that has a goal of curing or recovering.
- Hospice is provided during the last months of life.
The goal of Palliative Care is to give you more control over your care by better understanding your choices for treatment, to relieve suffering, and to provide the best possible quality of life for both the patient and their family.
Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of a serious illness or a new condition. Early interventions can help patients experience the benefits more quickly. The team can provide care alongside treatments that are meant to cure your disease or help you recover. Supporting you and your family, regardless of the stage of the illness or treatment can Palliative care addresses physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs and facilitates patient autonomy, access to information and choice.
Palliative care has benefited may patients facing a variety of serious medical health conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung disease, kidney disease, cardiac disease, Congestive heart failure (CHF), cancer and dementia.
Our Palliative Care team is grateful for the opportunity to serve you and your family, and hope that you will find our team a great asset to your during the course of your hospitalization.