The truth is that Palliative Care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness. This is because a serious illness can also occur at any time and at any age.
Research indicates that Palliative Care, when offered alongside treatments, can in some cases prolong a patient’s life and provide a better quality of life. Palliative Care seeks to help a person live well for as long as possible by caring for the whole person. This means that our Palliative Care team will address more than just physical needs. Palliative Care provides emotional, spiritual and practical support for both the patient, caregiver and family.
The ways that a person and their loved ones experience and adapt to the diagnosis of a serious illness are unique to their values and life experiences. The Palliative Care team at St. Elizabeth Healthcare approach each person as a unique individual and seeks to relieve suffering through: