Palliative Care Services for Serious Illness in Truckee/Tahoe

Discover more about Palliative Care services at Tahoe Forest Health System in this episode.

Palliative care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness by addressing the patient as a whole, not just a disease. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

The goals of palliative care include:

  • Reducing pain and suffering
  • Providing extra support and care for patient and family
  • Helping with decision making around treatment options
  • Enhancing quality of life
  • Using a team approach to address the needs of patients and their families
  • Working in conjunction with other therapies that are intended to prolong life, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy
  • Reducing stress related to illness or treatments