Definition of Palliative Care (from the Center to Advance Palliative Care):

Palliative care, and the medical sub-specialty of palliative medicine, is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

Palliative care is provided by a team of palliative care doctors, nurses, social workers and others who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.

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    What is Palliative Care?

    • Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses
    • Palliative care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness – whatever the diagnosis
    • Palliative care services help avoid unnecessary testing and hospital visits
    • Palliative care helps you carry on with your daily life, helps you better understand your condition, and helps you receive the best possible quality of life
    • Palliative care works with your doctor to provide an extra layer of support for you and your family

    How Does ResolutionCare Work?

    • ResolutionCare sees people in their homes, in person, or via videoconferencing technology
    • Unlike hospice, the palliative care provided by ResolutionCare can be received simultaneously with curative treatment and is offered as an extra layer of support to all other appropriate treatments
    • ResolutionCare uses a community-based team approach to help people focus on living well rather than simply getting from one appointment to the next
    • We help people define for themselves what quality and wellness mean as their lives approach completion
    • We are concerned with the whole person – what matters to them and gives life meaning, value, and beauty


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