Palliative Care For Seniors, Care Givers and Families
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Palliative care provides patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness. The objective of this form of medical care is to improve the quality of life for the patient and the patient’s family through ease of living, and in home improvements such as walk in tubs, stair lifts, assisted toilets, and other fixed improvements. The New England Journal of Medicine reported in 2010 that seriously ill patients who received palliative care experienced less depression, reported improved quality of life, and survived an average of 2.7 months longer than those who did not receive palliative care.
What is Palliative Care?
The World Health Organization defines palliative care.
Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care
Caregiver’s Guide to Palliative Care
Indications and Contraindications Related to Palliative Care
Get Palliative Care shares general referral criteria for palliative care.
Certification and Training for Services
Nationwide Variations of Service
Other Relevant Resources
Palliative Care For Seniors