Palliative Care is an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Hollander Senior Living offers a choice of Preferred Providers for residents in need of Palliative Care and focuses on our resident’s quality of life. Unlike hospice care, palliative care is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life. Palliative medicine utilizes a plan of care to relieve suffering in all areas of a patient’s life. This approach allows the care team to address physical, emotional, spiritual and social concerns that arise with advanced illness.
Medications and treatments are said to have a palliative effect if they relieve symptoms without having a curative effect on the underlying disease or cause. This can include treating nausea related to chemotherapy or something as simple as morphine to treat the pain of broken leg or ibuprofen to treat aching related to an influenza (flu) infection.