Hospice palliative care is a philosophy of care and services which help relieve suffering and improve quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness. Hospice palliative care does not hasten or delay death. Hospice palliative care is about access to the best possible quality of life at the end of life.
Whether you are at home, in hospital, a hospice bed or a residential care facility your health care team will provide:
- Care to help relieve symptoms such as pain, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia
- Information on services and care options, legal and financial matters
- Teaching for families on how to provide or assist with care
- Emotional support
- Referrals to available services, such as volunteers or counseling
Hospice palliative care is one of the many Home and Community Care services we offer.