Palliative Care

Who Needs Palliative Care?

People with a complex, serious illness such as heart disease, kidney failure, cancer, respiratory disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis and others can all benefit from this holistic care.

The primary goal of palliative care is to relieve troublesome symptoms of serious illness so that people can live their lives as fully and comfortably as possible.  Some of these symptoms might include:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anxiety
  • Loss of appetite
  • Depression

Palliative Care also assists family members to learn more about their loved one’s disease and supports them in their caregiving role.  By supporting the entire family unit, palliative care helps people focus on enjoying the best quality of life possible.