Palliative Care

Palliative Care Can Improve Quality of Life for Seniors with Serious Illnesses

Sometimes, more serious conditions require a greater depth of care. University Hospitals Center for Lifelong Health provides supportive palliative care to meet the individual needs of patients suffering from more serious or chronic illnesses. Palliative care takes the entire person into account, caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. When serious illness or the side effects of treatment result in a wide range of life-changing physical and psychological symptoms, palliative care is important. It can help ease or prevent pain, stress and suffering during an illness and provide patients and their families with the best possible quality of life.

Expert Support Team Offers Specialized Care

Whether the prognosis is disease progression, a chronic condition or a full recovery, palliative care is provided by an expert team of highly trained specialists at the Center for Lifelong Health, including:

  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Social workers
  • Therapists

These specialists help seniors and their families navigate the health care system, understand treatment choices and find emotional and spiritual support that is necessary when dealing with a chronic illness, pain or other suffering.

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For more information about the Center for Lifelong Health at University Hospitals, please call 1-844-312-LIFE (5433).

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