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Age Care – What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care can play an important role in improving the quality of life and making time more manageable during age care. Age care is not only about pain relief medication rather it is more holistic and addresses the psychological and spiritual aspects of care.

Palliative care is about providing age care to seriously ill people where cure is not possible. The main focus is on improving the quality of life of aged patients and their families who face problems associated with life threatening illness. The focus is on understanding the priorities and then trying to make life better by focussing on them.

Palliative care is not about end of life care as it can make a great impact on how long people can live and live well. A number of different people are involved in age care apart from the nurse and doctor. A team approach which involves chaplains, occupational therapists, pastoral care workers, physiotherapists etc. undertake a wide range of responsibilities as part of age care.

Palliative care can play an important role in improving the quality of life and making time more manageable during age care. Age care is not only about pain relief medication rather it is more holistic and addresses the psychological and spiritual aspects of care.

Palliative care is about providing age care to seriously ill people where cure is not possible. The main focus is on improving the quality of life of aged patients and their families who face problems associated with life threatening illness. The focus is on understanding the priorities and then trying to make life better by focussing on them.

Palliative care is not about end of life care as it can make a great impact on how long people can live and live well. A number of different people are involved in age care apart from the nurse and doctor. A team approach which involves chaplains, occupational therapists, pastoral care workers, physiotherapists etc. undertake a wide range of responsibilities as part of age care.