Palliative care is a type of healthcare specifically designed for individuals and their families facing life-threatening illnesses that are in their advanced stages. This information helps to address common questions seniors have about palliative care, also known as hospice care. It helps to provide guidance on where seniors can access further information about available services.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care is to help enhance the quality of life for those who are critically or terminally ill, prioritizing their comfort and dignity. It is care that is commonly provided to cancer patients, as well as individuals dealing with advanced heart, respiratory, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, AIDS, multiple sclerosis and much more. The main focus of palliative care is to alleviate the pain and manage other symptoms that can become distressing.
Palliative care is a comprehensive approach that helps to address the diverse needs of both the family and their loved one. It does go beyond just physical care and encompasses psychological, social, spiritual and emotional support. With providing holistic care, palliative care strives to improve the overall well-being and quality of life for our loved ones facing serious illness.
At Amy’s Helping Hands we can help provide care for seniors. Contact us at 519-915-4370 or visit our website amyshelpinghands.ca to learn more.