What is Palliative Care

Just hearing the words palliative care can be scary. When a doctor says the person you’re caring for would be helped by palliative care, you might think that means they’ll pass away soon, but that isn’t always the case. Palliative care is a type of health care for patients and families facing life-limiting illness. It is not limited to end-of-life and or terminal-stage care – it’s available for people living with any illness, at any age and at any stage of an illness. In this video, we’re going to talk about what palliative care means and how it can help the person you’re caring for