Palliative care is given to patients who face serious illness for which there is not a cure. Often called "comfort care", palliative care seeks to make the patient's life as comfortable as possible by controlling pain and symptoms, by easing the patient's concerns over daily living needs, and by helping the patient and family address psychological and spiritual needs. Respect for the patient's culture, beliefs and values are essential components of palliative care.
Hospice care focuses on quality, rather than length of life. It provides humane and compassionate care for people in the last phases of incurable diseases so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible. Addressing issues most important to the patient’s needs and wants at the end of their life, focusing on improving the individual’s quality of life.
You and your loved ones are facing a difficult time. Hospice care is a way to get the help you all may need. Please remember that Applied Palliative and Hospice Services, Inc. has a team of professionals who can provide information and are ready to talk with you about your concerns. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Help is just a phone call away, please call 916-638-8719.