What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is special care for people living with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and relieving the stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
We work closely with the palliative team at Salem Health. They are specially trained to help patients and their family discuss their values, preferences and needs. They are able to help you make decisions on the care and treatments that will honor your values and achieve the best possible outcomes.