Palliative care is the total care of a patient that encompasses their physical, psycho-social and spiritual dimensions. Care is patient-centered and also involves the patient’s family. Palliative care is a continuum of care that begins when a person is diagnosed with a serious illness and continues through the end of their life.
Individuals who are experiencing a serious illness that is interfering with their quality of life because of pain should consider exploring palliative care. Many times palliative care is associated with caring for the elderly, however, there are no age restrictions or limitations based on a person’s disease. Individuals of all ages including children will benefit from Palliative Care if they are facing a serious illness or disease.