Hospice and Palliative care are most beneficial when they are provided for months rather than weeks or days.
Palliative and hospice care can help patients at any stage of a progressive or acute illness, from diagnosis through treatment, to end of life.
See our list of ready signals to help decide, "When's the right time for hospice or palliative care?"
Whether you or your loved one is receiving medical care utilizing drugs, radiation, or surgery to treat your disease, or you have stopped treatment and only want comfort care, hospice and palliative care are most beneficial when they are provided for months rather than weeks or days.
Unfortunately, most people don't elect to receive hospice care until the final weeks or even days of life and miss out on months of supportive care and quality time.
To help our patients and their families live life as fully as possible, our interdisciplinary teams create customized plans of care.
These teams consist of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, spiritual care providers, music and art therapists, and trained volunteers.
The customized plans of care help patients and families maximize quality of life while navigating the challenges surrounding irreversible illness.