Patients and Family
Palliative care is a type of care that helps to improve the quality of life for patients and their caregivers who are living with an advanced illness. This approach to care promotes comfort and provides support to patients and their caregivers.
The goal of palliative care is to:
- Identify symptoms early and provide relief for physical symptoms such as pain or shortness of breath
- Offer support for psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient and the caregiver
- Help patients and their caregivers identify what is important to them as well as plan for and cope with changes
- Provide support in making a plan for decisions about future health care
Finding the right help can be overwhelming. Discover the available services and tools right in your own region to access the care and information you need regarding Advance Care Planning, Grief and Bereavement and Local Services.