What Is Palliative care? Palliative Care is a specialized area of healthcare for people facing serious, chronic and life-threatening or life-limiting illness. The primary goal of palliative care is providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The focus is on quality of life for both the patient and family. Palliative care is about living with a serious illness.
Palliative Care is for any stage of illness
Studies have shown that early palliative care services improve the patient’s symptoms, avoids unnecessary hospitalization and allows them to live safely and comfortably in their own home for as long as possible. People who received early palliative care report a better quality of life, less symptoms of depression and improved pain and symptom management. Palliative care is not dependent on prognosis, so it can be provided along with a curative treatment.
Palliative care is also for caregivers
With the hectic lifestyle of today, caregiver fatigue is becoming a common reality. Caregivers can experience high levels of emotional and financial stress and may report declines in physical and emotional health while trying to juggle work, support their family and caring for a loved one. Commonly known as Respite Care, having some extra help with the care of your loved one can give you some much needed time to take care of yourself.
Experience the CalaCare difference
We provide an unparalleled level of support and care to both our patients and family caregivers. Our care manager will work with you to develop a strategy to meet your goals and values. Whether it be 24/7 nursing care, or some extra help around the home with meals or shopping, CalaCare is able to tailor a plan to your needs.
Find Out More
We would like to help you with your decision regarding palliative care at home. We offer a free in home consultation with a Care Manager to discuss care options and to answer any questions. We are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Call us at 905-330-5405, toll free at 888-774-CALA (2252), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form at the top of the page.