The goal of palliative care is to optimize quality of life for you, your family and caregivers through early inclusion into your care plan. Palliative care can be provided earlier in the disease process and does not require a six-month prognosis.
Palliative care works alongside and does not replace your ongoing treatments. Starting palliative care is as easy as asking for it. Tell your health care provider you’d like to add the specialists from Red River Valley Palliative Care to your medical team. Contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation or call (800) 237-4629.
Palliative Care Continuum Diagram modified from:
• Lynn, J. 2005. Living Long in Fragile Health: The New Demographics Shape End of Life Care. Hastings Report. November-December 2005, S14-18.
• American Cancer Society/Cancer Action Network. 2016 North Dakota Palliative Care Presentation. Bismarck, ND.
• Center to Advance Palliative Care. 2018. Diane E. Meier, Director