When Should Palliative Care Services Start?

It’s never too early to receive palliative care services. A palliative care consult is often started at the same time as other curative treatments, when you or a loved one is diagnosed with an advanced or progressive illness. Studies show that beginning palliative care early in a diagnosis significantly improves the quality of life for the person and their family.

Palliative care services are recommended anytime a person is diagnosed with a serious illness and could benefit from a clearer understanding of the disease process, treatments and possible outcomes. Palliative care services focus on improving quality of life without taking away hope. In fact, our team works directly with you and your family to establish goals customized to your needs and preferences.

This service can be ordered at any stage of a serious illness and can be provided alongside curative treatments. We will work with your physicians to provide you and your family with an extra layer of support.