What is

Palliative 

Care?

 

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. The main goal of palliative care in the home is to improve the quality of life for patients. At OnSite Medical House Calls, we believe that receiving care in the patient’s own home is comforting, convenient and reduces stress.

What are the benefits of receiving palliative care in your home?

  • Maximum convenience – we come to your home based on your schedule

  • Remain as comfortable as possible in your own familiar surroundings

  • Avoid additional costs for hospital stays, medical fees, travel, etc.

  • Receive help for medical, emotional and spiritual support needs

Palliative care is often times confused with hospice. While there are some elements of palliative care in hospice, these are two distinctly different services in one important aspect: while hospice care focuses on providing comfort care to terminally ill patients with less than six months to live, palliative care provides physical and emotional support to patients with serious life-limiting illnesses at any stage of their diagnosis.

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If you’d like to learn more about what palliative care at-home is and entails, please contact OnSite Medical House Calls at (410) 255-0102