Palliative care is often misunderstood or even unheard of among people outside the medical community. We are here to dispel these misconceptions and help you understand what palliative care is and is not.
MYTH: Palliative care is the same as hospice care.
FACT: Unlike hospice care, which is limited to the last six months of life, palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage of a serious illness. It can be provided along with treatment intended to cure your illness.
MYTH: Only a physician can refer a patient for palliative care.
FACT: Anyone – patients, loved ones or others involved in providing care – can make the first contact with Pallitus Health.
MYTH: Palliative care is only for adults.
FACT: Pallitus Health Partners provides palliative care to patients of all ages, from infants to seniors.
MYTH: If I elect palliative care, I can no longer see my regular doctor.
FACT: The palliative care team provides an extra layer of support and works in partnership with your primary doctor and/or specialists.
MYTH: Electing palliative care means you are giving up.
FACT: Palliative care manages the symptoms and side-effects that may occur due to your illness. It not only improves your quality of life, but allows you to thrive. Palliative care helps answer the question “What is most important to you?
MYTH: If you accept palliative care, you must stop other treatments.
FACT: Your treatment choices are up to you. You can receive palliative care at the same time as treatment meant to cure you.
Anyone can make a referral to Pallitus Health Partners. Call us today at 502-814-5408 or contact us online to learn if you or your loved one would benefit from our services.