Symptom Management & Palliative Care
The Palliative Care Program at NWH provides support services to patients and their caregivers that encourage physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being, as well as improved communication and coordination of care.
The focus of palliative care is to provide relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
Palliative care is for anyone with a serious illness.
Palliative care is different than hospice care. Unlike palliative care, hospice focuses on easing the final weeks of life for a terminally ill person, when curative treatment is no long being given. This is different from palliative care, which you can receive at any age and any stage of an illness. And you can have palliative care along with curative treatment.
Palliative care can take many forms. Rehabilitation for lymphedema is a palliative treatment that has shown to provide relief from lymphedema such as results from radiation therapy. Wound care is another effective palliative treatment for hard-to-heal wounds.
For more information on our palliative care program please call NWH The Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center at 914.242.8115 or contact us using our online contact form.