Palliative care seeks to provide relief from the five domains of pain that all persons experience when faced with a debilitating diagnosis. Palliative care is not reserved for those who are imminently dying. Palliative care allows each resident to receive the appropriate treatment that brings him/her comfort and the best possible care. Palliative care can be combined with curative care or with less aggressive care. Palliative care is not the same as hospice care or end-of-life care, which is reserved for those who are clearly dying. Palliative Care begins upon admission.
The Carmelites for the Aged and Infirm provide compassionate care that validates a person's choice and dignity as we accompany each person from a debilitating diagnosis to the end of life. Each home we serve in, sponsor or co-sponsor follows person-centered concepts and palliative care that allows you and your family's concerns to be addressed at any stage.