Palliative Care

Palliative care eases the fight for people suffering from chronic diseases.

At Varco Hospice Care, our palliative care specialists are trained to provide relief, comfort and medical care for end of life care and recoverable illnesses.

We may come across different types of Care. And get confused with the terminology and what to proceed with for our loved ones. Hospice Care Or Palliative Care?. So let us first know the difference.

Difference between Hospice and Palliative Care

Although palliative care is part of Varco’s hospice services, it is also offered separately. It is a soothing therapy that people of all ages facing any serious illness can benefit from.

Hospice and palliative care both serve to cure pain but not the disease. Palliative can, however, be continued with curable illnesses.

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Treatable Symptoms

Serious health problems such as Cancer, HIV, and Chronic Liver Disease are accompanied by multiple symptoms.

According to palliative care guidelines, common symptoms that can be alleviated by our specialists include:

  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Respiratory Difficulty
  • Diarrhea or Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
Goals of Palliative Care

It is not a curative treatment, but the palliative approach greatly improves the quality of life and assists patients with pain. At Varco, we aim for:

  • Palliative care according to patient preferences by a health care professional.
  • Physical Improvement & Better Mobility
  • Mental Comfort
  • Spiritual Relief
How Palliative Therapy works

It involves several approaches that vary with patient needs.

  • One may find ease simply through conversation.
  • Support exercises improve speech and physical symptoms.
  • Sometimes, palliative medicine lessens the pain of a certain muscle or organ.

Our palliative therapy covers all aspects that can provide relief from pain to the patient.

Firstly, we interact with the primary care physician overseeing our patient’s treatment. Then, we talk directly to understand how we can serve the patient best.

Our palliative nurses regularly monitor the progress of our patients, and we proceed with care accordingly.

The Varco Palliative Team

Our staff consists of expert doctors, caregivers, and nurses. But most importantly, our patients and their families are our most vital part of our palliative care teams.

Together, we aim to make your living comfortable and stress-free.

Visit Varco Hospice Care in Houston and feel the burden of pain ease.