Palliative care can be provided at any time during a serious illness, whether you are expecting a full recovery or continue to decline. It includes pain and symptom relief, supportive care, and helpful conversations about your disease progression, treatment options and personal goals of care. It is especially beneficial for people who have debilitating side effects from their treatment or for those who have multiple health conditions that are challenging to manage. 

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Highly specialized, comprehensive care is available for people who have any type of terminal illness or progressive disease that no longer responds to treatment. In order to receive hospice care, you can no longer be pursuing curative treatment and it is predicted that your life expectancy is six month or less.

Hospice offers control of pain or other symptoms, choices about what types of care you receive, total coordination of care, equipment and medications related to your terminal diagnosis, spiritual and emotional support, and the ability to stay wherever you call home.

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