Palliative care focuses on relieving and controlling pain and suffering of patients without trying to cure the underlying cause. Our medical professionals and the patient, family, and attending physician work together to create a treatment plan to address the specific needs of the patient.
What are the benefits of palliative care?
Palliative care can be adapted to many illnesses and diseases. The point of palliative care is to control pain, but it also can improve symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, and depression as well as soothe anxieties and stress. Even breathing difficulties can be improved. Palliative care can be introduced at any stage of an illness or disease to improve the quality of life for the patient and his or her family. Designed to provide comfort during a physically and emotionally distressing time, palliative care can be given in any setting from the hospital to the comfort of your own home. From alleviating pain and side effects from radiation or chemotherapy to relieving discomfort and stress associated with chronic diseases, Sun Tree Hospice can deliver palliative care to help a patient be more comfortable. Contact us today for your consultation.
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