Palliative is medical or comfort care that provides relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Palliative care can be combined with curative treatment, at any age and during any stage of a serious illness, such as cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. Palliative care is an effective option for those who are not ready for hospice but could benefit from a specialized care approach.
Hospice is end-of-life care for patients who no longer benefit from curative treatment and whose life expectancy is six months or less. The heart of hospice care is the belief that we have the right to die pain-free, with dignity and with the comforting knowledge that our families will receive bereavement support for up to 13 months.
“The caregivers were so wonderful, sensitive and caring.” – S. Daniel
“The best thing is that the caregivers come right to my home.” – L. Homefeldt
“I continue to be so impressed with the compassion and commitment of the staff.” – E. Williams
When nearing the final stage of a life-limiting illness, our focus shifts from healing to comfort and support. We understand that you and your family may prefer to receive care in your own home, so Wesley Hospice comes to you. Our integrated team of care professionals offers physical, spiritual, emotional and social support in the comfort of your home and will assist with personal care, education and guidance during the end-of-life journey. All patients and their loved ones are given the same respect, compassion and confidentiality, regardless of diagnosis, gender, ethnicity, age, faith or economic status.
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