Who is palliative care for?

Palliative care can be provided at any age to someone who has a serious, potentially life-limiting condition. As with adult patients, pediatric and neonatal palliative care can improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Serious, potentially life-limiting conditions can include:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Genetic disorders
  • Heart and lung conditions
  • Kidney and Liver Disease
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurologic disorders
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Stroke

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1. What is palliative care?
2. Why is palliative care important?
3. Who is palliative care for?
4. How do I know if palliative care is what I need?
5. Why should I get palliative care?
6. When is the right time for palliative care?
7. Where do I go for palliative care?
8. Who pays for palliative care?
9. Who will give palliative care to me or my loved one?
10. What is the difference between palliative care and hospice care?
11. Still have questions about palliative care?