When is the right time for palliative care?
The right time for palliative care varies depending on patients’ need. It can start at any time while patient is undergoing curative treatments. Palliative care focuses on symptoms and alleviation of pain from serious illness and side effects from treatment. Palliative care Physicians, nurses, and other members of our team will work with your loved ones to identify a patient centered goals including symptoms relieve, counselling, spiritual comfort or whatever you feel will enhance your quality of life.
When is the right time for hospice?
Hospice care can begin when a doctor decides the patient’s life expectancy is six months or less if the illness follows its usual path. The doctor can certify the patient for longer periods if your loved one lives beyond six months.
Is it time for Hospice? If four or more of these apply to you, hospice might be the right answer:
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