Studies have proven that palliative care earlier in a patient's diagnosis improves their quality of life and reduces unwanted visits to the emergency department, admissions to the hospital and the amount of time spent in the hospital. In addition, easing symptoms and having support is important for quality of life. Palliative care can help make sure that the treatment you receive is aligned with what your overall goals for care are and what your preferences may be. Studies have also shown that including palliative care early can help patients live longer lives.
In palliative care, we say we improve your quality of life, but what we really mean is that we help get you back to doing the things that bring meaning and joy to your daily life. Our goal is to help you live life the way you want by understanding what matters to you.