The Elaine Wynn Palliative Care Program focuses on relieving and preventing pain, symptoms and stress. Our goal is improved quality of life for you and your family. The Palliative Care Team is your trusted partner, helping you understand your treatment options and goals.
By supporting you and your family's needs - medically, physically, emotionally and spiritually, we can help assure the best possible treatment and care.
Unlike hospice, Palliative Care is available to patients at any stage of a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment.
What is palliative care?
Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness - whatever the diagnosis.
The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and other specialists who work with a patient's other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment.
Who is eligible for palliative care?
Anyone who has a physician's order and whose diagnosis of a serious illness is eligible for palliative care.
Where can palliative care be provided?
Palliative care can be provided in a private home, nursing facility, assisted living facility or in a hospital.
Are there any restrictions with palliative care?
There are no restrictions with palliative care. Patients may continue to receive curative treatment.