Palliative care is specialized medical care used to treat symptoms and stress caused by serious medical conditions. The focus is on treating symptoms and stress caused by serious medical conditions. Palliative care can be provided in conjunction with curative treatments or can be implemented for patients who prefer to no longer receive aggressive medical intervention. This service can be provided by Burgess Square’s highly skilled and compassionate team who works with the patient, family and physicians to focus on symptom management and promoting the highest quality of life possible.
Hospice is a philosophy of care. This philosophy accepts death as the final stage of life. The goal of hospice is to manage pain and other symptoms so patients can spend their last days with dignity and comfort, surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice affirms life; it neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice care treats the person rather than the disease. It focuses on quality of life rather than length. It provides family-centered care that involves the patient and the family in all decisions.
Burgess Square has developed relationships with several local hospice organizations who work with our staff. When patients and their families make these difficult decisions, they can be assured that hospice will be there to work in conjunction with the Burgess Square team. Burgess Square and hospice staff team up to provide expert pain and symptom management with compassionate care to help patients live each day to the fullest.