Keystone Medical Services has been delivering special palliative care since 2005. Our skilled clinical staff has been giving comfort care to people who have life-limiting and challenging illnesses and ailments. We are also a proud member of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).
Palliative care is for people who want to improve their quality of life. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of a seriously ill person and their family during and after treatment of an illness or ailment.
To palliate means to make a person more comfortable by treating their symptoms when it may not be possible to treat or cure the underlying cause. Symptoms may include pain, nausea, or difficulty breathing.
Patients receiving palliative care have reported decreased pain, improvement of appetite, less anxiety, and more strength and guidance to make decisions surrounding their quality of life.
Palliative care is different than hospice care in its curative and rehabilitative approach. While a hospice patient has a likely prognosis of less than six months, a palliative care patient’s prognosis is uncertain.
To learn more, visit www.getpalliativecare.org.
Palliative care patients benefit from:
Keystone Medical Services brings the best quality of life possible to patients with advanced illness, and to their families, by treating complex pain, reducing symptoms, easing suffering and providing education.
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