End Of Life Care
Peaceful, dignified and comforting
Making the transition from treatment to end-of-life care is a key part of palliative care. This is usually when cancer therapies are no longer controlling the disease.
Woman’s strives to make natural death as peaceful, dignified and comforting as possible through comfort care. Our focus is to relieve pain and symptoms and offer emotional guidance.
Woman’s staff will work together with a patient’s oncologist to deliver an extra layer of support based on her needs and preferences. Our goal is to help her and her family through this time.
We can also assist in arranging referral to hospice, inpatient unit or home care.
The role of palliative care at the end of life
Woman’s palliative care team can help patients and their loved ones prepare for physical changes that may occur near the end of life and address symptom management.
Our team can also help patients cope with the different thoughts and emotional issues that arise, such as worries about leaving loved ones behind, reflections about their legacy and relationships or reaching closure with their life.
In addition, palliative care can support family members and loved ones emotionally and with issues such as when to withdraw cancer therapy, grief counseling and transition to hospice.
Hospice care is a form of palliative care that is given to a person when cancer therapies are no longer controlling the disease. It focuses on caring, not curing.
When a person has a terminal diagnosis (usually defined as having a life expectancy of six months or less) and is approaching the end of life, she is eligible to receive hospice care.