Living with Advancing Illness and Changing Needs
The palliative journey describes how people living with advancing illness and/or nearing end of life, and their family and caregivers receive care from the formal health-care system and other community support services.
Living with an advancing illness and new symptoms often require frequent visits to clinics, doctors’ offices, treatment centres, and may include stays in hospitals and other health care settings. Early discussions to explore the best setting to support your changing health care needs and choices are helpful.
Interior Health is committed to helping you and your family live well with advancing illness in your home community for as long as you wish. Most people prefer to remain in their home for as long as possible, including support to die at home if this is their choice. See more details below.