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Palliative Care

What is it? Am I eligible? What services? How do I decide? What do others say?
Palliative Care

Palliative Care offers comfort measures that focus on relief of suffering and control of symptoms so that you can carry out day-to-day activities, and do what is most important to you – like visiting your grandchildren in another state.

Palliative Care focuses on improving your quality of life – in your body, mind and spirit.

It can be combined with your treatment. And, Palliative Care can be started at any time, and may be provided throughout the course of the illness.

Video about Palliative Care

Palliative Care helps Veterans and their families manage illness with plans of care. Watch this video to listen to Veterans and doctors talk about how VA Palliative Care helps patients live their lives.


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