Palliative Care is a philosophy of care and interdisciplinary practice which relieves suffering, clarifies goals of care and provides support to patient and their care givers. Palliative Care focuses on symptom relief of physical, psychological, spiritual, and social suffering. It restores hope to patients and their caregivers.
Patients who are eligible for palliative care are those with newly-diagnosed, end-stage illnesses; patients who are receiving curative treatment but who have questions about end-of-life issues; patients who elect to stop aggressive treatment; and patients who are preparing for discharge with Hospice.
There is no separate cost for palliative care. It is offered as a supportive service while patients are in the hospital.
If you have any questions, please call (717) 316-2123.