What is Palliative Care?

Palliative Care is a medical specialty that helps patients and their families facing serious illness, providing expert assistance during a difficult time.

Medical treatments within the palliative care field help relieve pain and manage the symptoms of serious illness.

Palliative care is often confused with hospice care, but it is not the same as hospice care.

Palliative Care:

  • Can help at any stage of a serious illness
  • Be initiated from diagnosis to advanced disease
  • Is often given alongside a curative treatment plan

Hospice Care:

  • Is a type of palliative care meant specifically for those approaching the last stages of life, when curative treatment is no longer sought

St. Charles Holds Advanced Certification in Palliative Care

Our commitment to excellence in providing Palliative Care services has earned St. Charles Hospital Advanced Certification in Palliative Care from the Joint Commission.

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St. Charles Holds Advanced Certification in Palliative Care

Our commitment to excellence in providing Palliative Care services has earned St. Charles Hospital Advanced Certification in Palliative Care from the Joint Commission.

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