Palliative care benefits

Understanding the benefits of a Palliative Care Approach

Improving quality of life through symptom management.

In order to understand the benefits of palliative care, it is crucial to first understand the basics of palliative care:

  • Palliative care can be provided in different settings including the hospitals, home and long-term facility such as old age care home or children’ homes(orphanages).
  • The goal of any palliative care program is to a greater degree aimed at managing pain and symptoms of a chronic illness to improve quality of care.
  • Palliative care is provided by a team consisting of medical doctor /physician, nurse practitioner, social worker and many more, in order to complete a multidisciplinary team. This team works collaboratively to address the total needs of the patient and family.
  • It guides patients and families faced with difficult decisions about how to proceed with care and treatment.

Palliative care benefits:

  • If you involve us in your care, we will manage your pain and symptoms while your doctors can focus on treating your illness e.g. cancer.
  • Don’t let the burden of the symptoms associated with a chronic illness or side effects of its treatment deny you to live quality life.
  • Receive medical, emotional, social and spiritual care from people who know what you are going through and who are determined to support you in your disease journey.
  • Palliative care provides you with guidance and support in dealing with the healthcare system and your individual healthcare needs.

Benefits of Starlight Oasis of Hope Hospice’s approach.

Anywhere you call home and wherever you are: our palliative care team will contact you. Multidisciplinary team will consult and meet with you to discuss your needs and draw the plan of care which best suit your priorities.

Diagnosis with serious illness can be distressing, we therefore believe offering support, education and guidance empowers the patients and their families to make informed decisions about their care. Starlight will provide assistance with short term, medium- and long-term plans including advanced care planning. Our intervention among others include assistance with emotional and spiritual support, coordination of care and access to community health services.

To talk to someone about palliative care benefits, call our number or send a message. We are here to help.