Integrating Palliative Care with my Treatment Plan

Palliative care is appropriate at any stage in your illness, and you can receive it while also receiving curative treatment.

Palliative Care strives to improve quality of life for the patients and their families who are facing life-threatening illnesses. It offers relief of suffering by addressing physical, psychosocial, and spiritual concerns through clinical assessment and pain and symptom management.

Palliative care can be very effective.

Researchers have studied the positive effects palliative care has on patients and their families.

  • Better management of pain, nausea, and shortness of breath
  • Improved communication with health care providers and family caregivers
  • Aligned Plan of Care with the patient’s wishes
  • Less stress and more confidence in making decisions about medical care and treatment

Don’t wait to get help and feel better.

Ask for palliative care and start feeling better now. If you think you need palliative care, ask for it now. Tell your physician that you want to add palliative care to your treatment plan and ask to meet with the palliative care team or ask for a referral for palliative care. VNA Health is the exclusive partner of BlueShield California and CenCal Health for Palliative Care services provided in the home, wherever home may be.

For more information, simply call our Palliative Care Coordinator at 805.690.6212.