Palliative Care in Las Vegas
The purpose of palliative care is not to cure disease but to alleviate suffering.
What is palliative care? It’s 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.
If you have questions regarding palliative care, contact a Care Representative at (702) 509-5276.
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 palliative care can also be important at any stage of treatment from an illness.
Palliative 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 develop the best treatment possible for their personal situation.
Hospice and Palliative Care
Palliative care goes along with our mission, which is to provide compassionate, 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 caring and compassionate services to comfort those with life-limiting illnesses and those who love them.
Palliative care 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 hospice team and other providers are crucial to getting the most out of life with a serious illness.