Why Choose Us?
Palliative care is interdisciplinary care that aims to relieve suffering and improve the quality of life for patients and their families facing serious and life-limiting illness. It is offered simultaneously with all other appropriate medical treatment. The need for palliative care is not dependent on estimates of survival and not limited to situations where there is no active disease treatment. The word "palliative" comes from the Latin word that means to "lessen the severity of", to "cloak" or "cover" in the sense of providing comfort. Palliative care offers a team approach to support individuals and their families to address these needs.
In the course of your life, you or a loved one will be touched by serious illness. In addition to worry and physical discomfort that come with illness, few of us are ready for some of the hard choices that have to be made when we receive a diagnosis of a condition that is life threatening or cannot be cured. These illnesses include cancer, advanced organ failure (heart, lung, kidney, liver), degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, AIDS, and major injury. Medical care for patients with these problems can be very complicated and sometimes overlook personal and family concerns as well as quality of life.
Palliative care’s focus is the relief of distress that affects the person’s physical, mental, spiritual and social comfort. It looks at dying as a natural process that is neither good nor bad. The goal of palliative care is to help the individual achieve the best quality of life possible as he or she would define it, regardless of the course of the underlying illness.