Palliative Care

Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of a terminal illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.

Quality of Life

The goal of Palliative Care is to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family by allowing the patient’s wishes to dictate the journey.  Palliative Care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.

Elite Patient Care providers are trained specialists who work together with patients and families to actively manage the plan of care based on the family and patient wishes as they change through the course of the illness.

Symptoms commonly treated in various illnesses are: pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, agitation, and difficulty sleeping.

Palliative Care Settings

Palliative care can be offered in a variety of settings depending on the patient and family wishes:

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Assisted Livings
  • At Home

When a palliative care plan is utilized in the assisted living or home environment, home health agencies are often partnered for nursing and therapy services.

Common Illnesses

Common illnesses for which a palliative care plan is appropriate include but are not limited to:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Dementia
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • COPD
  • Cancer
  • Stroke/CVA
  • End Stage/Chronic Kidney Disease
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