Palliative Care

Care focused on the provision of comfort and relief from the stress and symptoms of serious illness.

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  • Many people confuse these two kinds of care. While there are many similarities between them, palliative care is an important part of managing symptoms in seriously ill patients at any stage in their disease progression.

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  • Understanding the signs that death is near helps caregivers prepare for the end of life and ensures that their loved ones get the care they need to remain comfortable throughout the dying process.

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  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress slowly and unpredictably, which makes it hard for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. These guidelines can help you decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.

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  • When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, it can be difficult to know what kind of care to arrange for them and where. Hospice, palliative care, home-based care, hospital-based care, and long-term care facilities are all viable options.

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