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Our palliative care services:
- Provide relief from pain, stress and difficult symptoms caused by a serious illness.
- Are available for any adult at any stage of a serious illness.
- Improve quality of life for patients and family members.
- Help you weigh options and make treatment decisions.
- Can be combined with curative care for an extra layer of support.
Reducing pain and distress is a team effort, drawing upon experts in medicine, spiritual care and social work.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
“Palliative” is a big word. Not many people have heard it before. Let us clear up some confusions.
For medical providers
You remain the primary physician. Our team of experts reports to you regularly and gives your patients access to spiritual and emotional professionals who can work with the entire family.
Concordia’s full continuum of care helps those suffering with a serious illness.
The seamless transition of care between our Palliative Care Team at Concordia Visiting Nurses and our two hospice providers; Good Samaritan Hospice and Concordia Hospice of Washington provides you with peace of mind know you or your loved one will receive quality care no matter where they’re at in their care.
Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness.
The graphic shown on this link provides a good comparison of services between palliative care through home health care and that of hospice care.
Palliative Care vs Hospice Care Comparison