Palliative care helps patients to live as comfortably as possible during their last days alive. At New Vision Hospice & Palliative Care, we believe the role of palliative care is to identify and help manage all of patient’s needs, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual. We also can ensure that they have the best quality of life for as long as possible. We also can provide helpful support to both families and caregivers. This care allows us to improve a patient’s quality of life from the time of their diagnosis and alongside cancer treatment. We use a multidisciplinary team approach with doctors, nurses, social workers, and others to provide the most comprehensive care for our patients throughout Los Angeles, CA.
We allow our patients to decide whether they want to receive palliative care from home or an assisted-living facility. Palliative care helps reduce pain or other symptoms such as nausea, provides equipment for the home such as wheelchairs, offers help to families, provides grief support, and gives referrals for respite care.
Once a patient knows that their disease is advanced, they can start exploring palliative care. The sooner you arrange for this the better as we can help the patient and their family keep their stress levels down. We also can help you to understand and manage your symptoms thoroughly. Some people live comfortably for months or even years after the diagnosis. For some, disease advances quickly so their care is focused on end-of-life needs.
Ultimately, palliative care hopes to maintain quality of life for people with life-limiting illnesses. We hope to help our patients live a meaningful life free of the constraints of their illness. Depending on a patient’s needs, they may need palliative care occasionally or continuously, depending on their health.
Palliative care doesn’t mean someone is giving up. It just means that’s your focusing on receiving effective pain relief that allows you to live comfortably.
To learn more about our palliative care services in Los Angeles, CA, call to schedule a consultation with our professional team at New Vision Hospice & Palliative Care.