Patients and Families
How can palliative care benefit me and my family?
A serious illness can erode a person’s comfort, dignity and quality of life. Palliative care partners with your current medical team to provide an extra layer of support to treat the symptoms and stresses that accompany a serious illness. The purpose of palliative medicine is to lessen the physical symptoms of the disease and ease the associated emotional and social stresses.
You or a loved one may want palliative care if a serious illness results in difficult symptoms, such as:
- Uncontrolled pain
- Shortness of breath
- Emotional distress
From improving your ability to undergo treatment to managing symptoms for comfort, Austin Palliative Care’s purpose is to maximize your quality of life according to your individual goals and aspirations.
Ask your physician about adding Austin Palliative Care to your healthcare team.