Palliative Care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness, whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and family by addressing physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.

What Are the Benefits

  • Promotes the highest quality of life by increasing care and managing symptoms at home.
  • Utilization of an interdisciplinary clinical professional team; including your physician(s).
  • Implement appropriate interventions to avoid unwanted hospitalizations.
  • Facilitates communication and understanding of illness and treatment choices.
  • Assist with advance care planning and resources available in your community.
  • Offers spiritual, emotional and bereavement support provided by a Spiritual Counselor.
  • Available in conjunction with curative and disease specific treatments.

Are There Eligibility Requirements?

  • Anyone with a serious illness who is over the age of 21 that meets the home health homebound criteria*
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Since the 1950s, the Visiting Nurse Association has delivered hospice and home health care directly to patient’s homes across the Central Coast. Now, the nonprofit has a new Latino Mobile Resource Center. It’s a van on a mission to inform Latino families in South Monterey County about end of life care.

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