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Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv)  is specialized care for people living with serious illness. Care focused on relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness-whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve and sustain quality of life for both the patient and the family. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with active treatment. Palliative care facilitates patient autonomy, access to information, and choice. The palliative care team helps patients and families understand the nature of their illness and make timely, informed decisions about care. For more information on Washington State's Palliative Care initiative, please visit their website by clicking here: Washington Rural Palliative Care Initiative 

 

 

If you or a loved one is facing a life-limiting illness, you may benefit from palliative care. You can have palliative care at any point in your illness. For more information, download our brochure and take the quiz to see if palliative care is right for you: Columbia County Health System's Palliative Care Brochure

 

The video below contains more information to help understand palliative care programs; If you have any questions or are looking for more information, please reach out to our team at 509.382.3200.