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Understanding Palliative Care

The mission of Keystone Medical Services, a Palliative Care program of Hospice of Holland, is to empower the patient suffering from pain, and the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Palliative Care is a specialty care, designed to relieve symptoms and stress while improving overall quality of life. Palliative care is designed for seriously ill patients who want to improve their quality of life and the quality of life for their loved ones.



Palliative care is different than hospice care in its curative and rehabilitative approach. Patients receiving palliative care often experience decreased pain, improvement of appetite, less anxiety, and more strength and guidance to make decisions surrounding their quality of life.

Your Healthcare Advocate


Effective palliative care empowers patients to remain in charge and improves quality of life in the process.

Considering Family Members Too


Palliative care embraces the family as a unit, recognizing that when one person in the family is ill, everyone is affected.

Excellent Care from the Leader


Keystone is a sister organization of Hospice of Holland, the leading provider of hospice care in the lakeshore area.

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