Unlike hospice, palliative (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) care at Rochester Regional Health is a medical specialty dedicated to maximizing the quality of patients’ day-to-day lives while they cope with any stage of a serious illness. Unlike hospice, palliative care can be delivered at any stage of an illness and alongside conventional treatments that are meant to cure the patient.
Palliative care is appropriate for patients of any age and at any point during an illness— whatever the diagnosis or prognosis may be. Many of our patients are affected by advanced diseases, from cancer and heart disease to lung and kidney disease to neurological illnesses and often face symptoms and issues that may be as challenging as the illness itself such as.
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