Dealing with the symptoms of any painful or serious illness is difficult. Wilshire Hospice can connect you with Wilshire Home Health to provide special the specialized care you need to make you more comfortable. Learn More
It’s called palliative (pal-lee-uh-tiv) care. How is this different from hospice care? Palliative care is different from hospice care in that it is available to you at any time during your illness. You can receive palliative care at the same time you receive treatment that’s meant to cure your illness. It’s primary purpose is to relieve the pain and other symptoms you are experiencing and improve your quality of life.
Palliative care provides relief from distressing symptoms, including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, problems with sleep and many other symptoms. It can also help you deal with the side effects of the medical treatments you’re receiving.
Ultimately, palliative care is meant to help improve the quality of your life.