What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care
Dealing with the symptoms and pain of any serious, advanced illness is difficult. However, special care is available through Parkview’s Palliative Care Program. Our primary purpose is to relieve our patients’ pain and suffering and improve their quality of life. Our Palliative Care Program treats the whole person; addressing the patient’s medical, emotional, spiritual and social needs, and providing support for the family.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliate means to ease - and the focus of our program is to ease the pain and symptoms resulting from advanced illness. These illnesses may include: Heart Disease, Pulmonary Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and Cancer, however Palliative Care is offered to patients with any serious condition, at any stage of life, who can benefit from the services of our specialized care team. Palliative care provides treatment for our patients’ symptoms, even when the underlying disease cannot be cured. The main goal is to relieve pain and discomfort. We also strive to reduce our patients’ and their family’s stress by providing support in making difficult treatment decisions. For more information, call: 951-688-2211 ext 2771.
Our Team
Palliative Care is provided by a specialized team of health care professionals, including a physician, nurse, social worker and chaplain. Our team works hand-in-hand with the patient’s primary care physician. Other disciplines, including physical and speech therapy, and case management may participate as necessary.