Palliative Services Offer Comfort and Support

Palliative care services are designed to provide symptom relief and family-centered support for people living with serious illnesses like cancer, Alzheimer’s and kidney failure. Palliative solutions or “support care” can complement hospice services – but it’s not considered end-of-life care. 

Patients are generally referred to palliative care services with a chronic, life-limiting illness. Therapeutic palliative support may be prescribed to relieve the side effects of incurable medical conditions. At Inland Valley Hospital in Wildomar, CA, specialists focus on stress relief, patient comfort and quality of life. 

Palliative services can help patients with serious conditions, including:

  • Cancer and nausea
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Dementia 
  • Kidney failure
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke

If you’re living with a life-altering illness, therapeutic palliative care may be able to enhance your health and well-being. Ask your primary doctor for a referral. 

Most insurance plans cover palliative care 

Palliative care helps you live more comfortably using the medical, social and emotional support needed to cope with having a serious illness. You can receive palliative care no matter how old you are or how sick you are.

The care teams at Inland Valley Hospital in Southern California provide advanced symptom management. They can also enhance communication about treatment options and provide help navigating the healthcare system.  

Patients, doctors and the rest of the team will weigh the patient plan and help guide them toward inpatient palliative care or therapeutic palliative services offered at home.

Palliative care uplifts families and caregivers

Palliative care teams work in partnership with the patient, surgeon, friends and caregivers to collectively manage the symptoms and oversee the coordination of ongoing patient support. These medical specialists may be on hand to hold regular family meetings, update disease details or prepare caregivers and relatives for patient outcomes. Palliative providers can increase family satisfaction with care, and also offer support and practical advice for caregivers and friends.

Find a doctor 

For a free referral to a palliative care provider, call 800-879-1020 or search for a specialist online