What is Palliative Care?

Getting a diagnosis for a serious, life-threatening illness is extraordinarily difficult to bear, and that’s where our Palliative Care Program comes in. As opposed to hospice care, which comes at the end of life, palliative care comes into play at the early stages of an illness, with a wide range of professionals offering care, comfort, and support to patients and their families throughout the process. Everything from enhancing the quality of life to managing pain and stress comes into play, helping patients face the risks and burdens of their illness and treatment choices.
Palliative care exists to provide support and care for persons with chronic and terminal illnesses so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.
Palliative care is given at the same time as treatments meant to cure or treat the disease. Palliative care is given when the illness is diagnosed, throughout treatment, during follow-up, and at the end of life.

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The Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice

Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness.
The Doctor’s Choice Home Health Services Palliative Care Program is the leading provider of palliative care services in Los Angeles County. Our team works closely with the patient’s family and physician to meet their needs in the comfort of their home or residence.

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