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Palliative Care

Palliative care specialists at Rush are dedicated to improving your quality of life when you are suffering with a chronic and/or terminal condition, such as certain cancers, ALS and Alzheimer’s disease.

A specialized team of palliative care experts provides an additional layer of care and support to you and your family. They will partner with you — and your care team — to reduce the pain, stress and symptoms associated with serious illnesses.

Palliative care can offer the following benefits:

  • Emotional, physical and spiritual support
  • Improved overall health and quality of life
  • Improved ability to tolerate certain treatments
  • Guidance in setting goals for both your health and personal life

Palliative care is available to you and your family at any stage of a serious illness. Rush also offers pediatric palliative care for children.