Palliative Care with Comfort Care Hospice
Watching a loved one suffer from a chronic or terminal disease isn’t easy. Serious illness, even when it is not terminal, can leave you and your loved ones in need of additional support. Palliative care from Comfort Care Hospice can provide the medical, mental, and emotional support you and your family needs while dealing with serious illness.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care (pronounced pal-ee-uh-tiv) is a service that provides specialized medical care for those experiencing serious illness. These services can be provided either in the home or at the Comfort Care Hospice facility. Palliative care is provided by an experienced team of doctors, nurses, and other professionals to ensure that the person receiving treatment for the illness is as comfortable as possible.
Palliative care differs from traditional hospice care in a few ways. While hospice care provides end of life support and care, palliative care is for any person diagnosed with a serious chronic illness. Care is tailored to the individual. Should the person receiving care recover from their illness, the care plan can be adjusted or come to an end overall.
What are the Benefits?
Palliative care has many benefits for those dealing with a chronic or terminal illness who don’t currently need hospice care. This type of care provides:
- Medical care from trained doctors and nurses
- Additional emotional and mental support
- Pain management
- Treatment coordination with primary physicians
- Individualized treatment plans
- Practical help with insurance and other situations that arise with serious illness
- Spiritual care and support if desired
- Advice and support for the family
- Easy transition to hospice care if necessary
Is It Right for My Family?
If you or a loved one are currently receiving treatment for a serious chronic or terminal illness, palliative care may be a helpful option for you and your family. The person receiving treatment will have additional care and support to make sure they are as comfortable as possible throughout the treatment and your family will have the peace of mind knowing that their loved one has the experienced care that they need to battle the illness.
Palliative Care Services at Comfort Care Hospice
Dealing with serious illness often requires additional care outside of the hospital. For more information on how Comfort Care Hospice can help, check out our website and contact our office for more information. We serve the Dallas Ft. Worth metro area, and our experienced staff will ensure that you or your loved one is receiving the care and support they need through this difficult time.