The People We Serve
The Palliative Care Program cares for people with a wide variety of needs in any stage of life.
Patients most commonly treated include:
- People with pain or other unrelieved symptoms related to cancer or cancer-related treatment.
- Individuals with AIDS, ALS, COPD or heart failure.
- Elderly people with advanced dementia or other life-threatening illness.
- Patients with nutritional problems caused by progressive disease.
- Patients and families with psychological or spiritual distress related to life-threatening disease.
People who experience the following are good candidates for palliative care:
- Uncontrolled pain
- Uncertainty about prognosis
- Recurrent admissions
- Concerns about how the disease is affecting them and their loved ones socially, financially and spiritually