Palliative Care in Las Vegas
The purpose of palliative care in hospice is not to cure but to alleviate suffering.
Palliative care is a type of treatment that focuses on the comfort and overall well-being of the patient. Symptoms, such as breathing difficulty and pain, are treated medically, and emotional and spiritual support is provided to every patient and their families.
Relieving symptoms and easing stress are both important to providing maximum comfort during end-of-life care.
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What Palliative Care Means for Your Loved One
All of our patients receive this kind of comfort care in order to improve their quality of life. Hospice care always includes palliative care, but it can also be important at any stage of treatment from an illness.
This type of care seeks to relieve the distressing symptoms that can come with a terminal condition or the side effects of an aggressive treatment plan. This could mean pain relief that reduces symptoms such as nausea, shortness of breath, digestive issues, and difficulty sleeping.
Our caring team works side-by-side to answer your questions and develop the best treatment possible for your personal situation.
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The objective of both hospice care and palliative care is to provide comfort for patients facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice care focuses on the patient’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Palliative care focuses on relieving a patient’s symptoms. Hospice is a type of palliative care which places the emphasis on quality of life over quantity of life. Therefore, curative treatments are not administered when someone receives palliative care through home hospice.
Patients who are no longer seeking aggressive treatment for their terminal illness and are receiving in-home hospice care automatically receive palliative care. However, we do not provide palliative care as a standalone service.
While palliative care isn’t an actual service that Medicare pays for, hospice is covered by Medicare if the patient meets certain eligibility requires. We provide palliative care in the course of the hospice care; if a patient qualifies for hospice, they will receive palliative.
We provide in-home hospice care to our patients, which includes palliative. We can provide services wherever a patient resides, whether it’s a private home, assisted living facility, nursing home or group home.
Yes, we’re dedicated to relieving symptoms as much as possible.
Though we cannot provide around-the-clock care, we do provide intermittent care, where we send a CNA out a few days a week.
Hospice and Palliative Care
This type of care goes along with our mission, which is to provide quality hospice that changes the lives of people with life-limiting illness and their families. Plans are tailored to individual needs and are sensitive to personal and spiritual beliefs. We provide professional caring services to comfort those with life-limiting illnesses and those who love them.
Social support focuses on the social needs of the person and their family. This may include referrals to community programs or other social services. Integrative therapies, such as massage therapy, may be considered. Chaplains or other spiritual leaders can be part of the team caring for the patient. Talking to each individual and their family is an important part of our process in order to consider the importance of quality of life, not just the quantity of days.
Patient autonomy is key. Just because a patient no longer wants disease treatment doesn’t mean they are left out in the cold without treatment and support for their medical needs. With palliative care, there are long discussions about what goals the patient and their family have for all aspects of hospice. Communication with your team and other providers are crucial to getting the most out of life with a serious illness.