When your loved one is living with a terminal diagnosis, the priority shifts from treating the disease to enhancing quality of life. Through palliative care, our team can relieve your loved one’s symptoms and stress.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is at the heart of what we do at Journey Palliative and Hospice. The goal is not to treat or cure the disease, but rather to reduce pain and symptoms so that we can maximize quality of life.
While palliative care is part of hospice care, the two are not interchangeable. Hospice refers to end-of-life care for a patient with a terminal diagnosis who is no longer receiving treatment aimed at curing the disease.
Palliative care is part of hospice, but may also be given to patients who are still receiving curative treatments.
That means that palliative care often starts while a patient’s medical team is still trying to cure the disease, but continues after transitioning to hospice.
Our Palliative Care Services in California
Your loved one’s palliative care team can help treat symptoms like:
- Shortness of breath
- Lost appetite
- Depression and anxiety
Palliative care is not just for physical symptoms; it also is for providing emotional and spiritual relief and comfort.
Schedule a Consultation for Your Loved One’s Care
When your loved one has received a terminal diagnosis, time becomes more precious than ever. What should fill that time should be living as fully as possible. By relieving pain and other symptoms through palliative care, we help your loved one to spend more quality moments being comfortable and alert. To find out how we can help, please give us a call today at (818) 748-3427 to schedule your consultation.