What Is Palliative Care?

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Palliative care is a type of medical assistance focusing on helping patients and their families relieve the stress and symptoms of an illness. People with serious illnesses, who need assistance to improve their quality of life should look into palliative care. Unlike hospice care, which offers help for the terminally ill, palliative care provides comfort to people of all ages who have life-threatening,...

What is Hospice Care?

The final stages of a terminal illness typically require a change in care for patients. Instead of treating or trying to cure a condition with remedies or medication, the focus shifts relieving the pain and symptoms of the illness and keeping the patient as comfortable as possible. This form of treatment is known as hospice care. Individuals can obtain this...