Brevard County Palliative Care
Long-Term Care for Chronic Illness & Disease
Palliative care specializes in the relief of the pain, symptoms and stress
of serious illness/diseases. The goal is to improve quality of life for
patients and their families.
Who Benefits from Palliative Care Services?
Patients, families, and physicians all benefit from palliative care services.
In a long-term care facility, patients with chronic conditions can receive
the intensive care they need without straining a hospital’s resources.
Additionally, palliative care staff understand the challenges faced by
family and friends of their patients, and can assist them with counseling
and referrals to community resources.
Is Palliative Care the Same as Hospice?
No. Palliative Care is appropriate at any point in an illness/disease and
benefits patients by managing symptoms. And this can be provided at the
same time as treatment. In palliative care, it is still expected that
the patient will eventually recover, whereas as hospice is designed for