WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
HOW DO I KNOW IF PALLIATIVE CARE IS RIGHT FOR ME?
If any one of the below statements apply, you are a candidate for palliative care:
If you have been diagnosed with a serious illness which may not be curable
If you have unrelieved symptoms in spite of medical treatment, such as pain, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, weakness or low energy
If you have symptoms that are significantly impacting your quality of life and daily activities (frequent hospital and/or doctor’s office visits to manage symptoms)
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING PALLIATIVE CARE?
Improved quality of life
Attention to emotional and spiritual needs
24 hour telephone access
Guidance making complex treatment choices
Assistance with advanced care planning