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Whether you’re looking into palliative care for yourself or a loved one, you probably have many questions. What is palliative care? What’s the difference between palliative care vs. hospice care? What are the benefits of palliative care?
Here’s what you need to know about palliative care.
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people at any stage of a serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from stress and symptoms of the illness to improve life for both the patient and their family.
Based on the patient’s needs rather than their prognosis, palliative care is provided by a specially trained team of nurses, doctors, and specialists working together with a patient’s other doctors to offer an additional layer of support.
Palliative care includes things like:
Hospice care is a type of palliative care that focuses on the comfort, care, and quality of life of a person with a serious illness who has less than 6 months to live and has chosen to stop pursuing treatment that may extend their life.
Palliative care addresses many issues. These are some of the top areas palliative care helps people with.
In addition to helping people manage symptoms of their illness, palliative care can also help people experiencing severe side effects from their treatment. Types of physical symptoms palliative care may address include pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, shortness of breath, and insomnia.
Some people find being diagnosed with a severe, potentially life-threatening disease brings them closer to their religion, while others may start questioning their faith.
-“An expert in palliative care can help people explore their beliefs and values so that they can find a sense of peace or reach a point of acceptance that is appropriate for their situation.” 
Anxiety, depression, fear, and other emotions often accompany a new diagnosis. Palliative care experts can help connect patients and their families to resources that can help them cope with these emotions.
Family members caring for a person with a severe illness also have needs that palliative care can assist with, such as respite care and emotional support.
Palliative care has been shown to have numerous benefits. While much of the research centers around patients with cancer, palliative care is appropriate and helpful for many types of severe illnesses.
A palliative care team can help you match your goals with your treatment options and pass your wishes along to your doctors and the rest of your care team, giving you more control over the care you receive.
Palliative care specialists can help with practical needs like insurance questions, legal or financial concerns, employment worries, and discussing care goals.
Palliative care helps relieve symptoms caused by the disease itself, treatment of the illness, and the stress you or your loved one may be experiencing while fighting the illness. This, in turn, helps improve the patient’s quality of life.
Whether home care is required immediately, or you’re simply researching options, Stay In Place Senior Care is a great place to start. Talk to our caring staff today.