Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stresses of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care works with a patient’s primary medical team to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided together with curative treatment.
Due to the slow progression of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, it can be difficult for family members to determine when a patient becomes eligible for hospice care. This is why the conversation about hospice should happen early on.
We're here to assess the patient in their home environment to determine whether they meet the hospice care requirements for dementia. To arrange a hospice consultation, please contact us at (818) 643-6857. Our team is available 24 hours a day to take your call.
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