Palliative Care is specialized and individualized to the patient’s needs to improve quality of life. Other benefits include:
Patients and their families appreciate the opportunity to talk about the illness and what is important to them
Hospitalizations and doctors’ visits may decrease
Patients and their families understand the progression of the illness and can make decisions about treatment based on their own goals
Early Palliative care interventions not only enhance quality of life but may also positively influence the course of illness
Good palliative care is finding a way to walk beside someone living with serious illness. In helping someone facing serious illness, the conversation becomes about what makes life worth living rather than about dying.
— Robin Hirsh-Wright,
Director of Northern Light Palliative Care