Published on April 06, 2015

Palliative Care: Focusing on comfort

Cure is the goal of most medical care.

But so is comfort.

palliative careThat’s the idea behind Mercy Home Health’s in-home palliative care. It’s an approach that’s all about helping people—and their families—live as fully and comfortably as possible.

Beyond medicine Mercy Home Health’s team provides more than in-home medical care. They also help patients and family members talk about long-term planning and end-of-life issues.

And as part of the area’s largest Catholic healthcare system, Mercy’s caregivers also work to meet patients’ emotional and spiritual needs.

“The patient’s quality of life comes first,” Dr. Raziano says. “It puts the patient back in control. They choose what they want as the next step of their care.”