|Palliative care [pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv] specializes in the relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness. The goal is to prevent and ease suffering and to offer patients and their families the best possible quality of life. While useful at any stage of an illness, palliative care can be provided at the same time as treatment that is meant to cure you.
Where do I receive palliative care?
Palliative care can be offered in a number of places. These include hospitals, long-term care facilities and hospices, or at home. Oakwood Healthcare System offers palliative care at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center Dearborn through the Palliative and Restorative Integrated Services Model (PRISM) team.
What does PRISM do?
PRISM works together with your doctor to help relieve distressing symptoms, restore function to your highest abilities, and provide care that is consistent with your values, beliefs and preferences.
For more information contact
Chris Westphal | 313.593.8614