November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and the Fox Valley Advance Care Planning Partnership along with ThedaCare, Ascension Wisconsin, and Mosaic Family Health are encouraging the public to learn more about the benefits of palliative care to relieve suffering for chronic, life limiting conditions, and about the role of hospice care at the end of life.



Palliative care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided alongside curative treatment. Hospice care is similar to palliative care in that it focuses on keeping the patient comfortable and pain free—physically, emotionally, and spiritually; however, hospice care is typically provided to patients who are near the end of their lives. “It’s never too late to consider palliative care for patients with serious illness,” said Dr. Olumuyiwa Adeboye, regional director of Palliative Care for Ascension Wisconsin. “Our services offer multidisciplinary patient-centered care to help these patients and their loved ones in their time of need.”

(Please see the November 28 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)

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