This is a Palliative Pathway of Care...
Advance Care Planning
Control of Symptoms Associated with Life Limiting Illnesses
Assistance with Transition to Hospice
What is Palliative Care? Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people with serious life limiting illnesses. Palliative Care is NOT a person or a place. Palliative Care is an agreed upon PATH of care during the final two years of life. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative Care is appropriate at any age and any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatments.
Palliative Care concepts customize care to meet the needs of each individual person and family through listening to and learning about patient's values, hopes, and goals. Palliative clinicians act as a resource for patients, families and other providers to improve and strengthen the process of patient-physician communication and decision-making. Inquire about Palliative concepts of care from your primary physician or long-time provider.