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.