Palliative care is a specialty that focuses on improving the quality of
life of individuals facing serious illness through medical management
and emotional support. Any individual who suffers an illness that is likely
to limit life expectancy can benefit from palliative care.
The CARES team provides consultations with a team approach to advance health
care planning and counsel on symptom management.
Palliative care is a
not a hospice program, nor is it a program for the terminally ill.