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Palliative care is a type of medical treatment that addresses pain and symptom management, advance care planning, caregiving, safety assessments, provision psychosocial and spiritual support, medication, health care systems, and alternative treatments. It is different from hospice care, which addresses only patients who have been diagnosed with six months or less to live.
Palliative care can be provided from the time of diagnosis. The amount of palliative care treatment can vary from person to person, depending on his/her situation.
Palliative care is a new medical field established in 2006, and is a growing medical field. It is an extra layer of care you can receive, as the palliative care team will work with a patient’s medial team.
Iyashi Care specifically caters to Japanese American and Japanese older adults who are living with advanced illnesses, debilitating and/or life-limiting symptoms.
Learn more about palliative care:
Providence Health and Services: https://california.providence.org/our-services/palliative-care/
Get Palliative Care: https://getpalliativecare.org/
Center to Advance Palliative Care: https://www.capc.org/
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