If the person you care for has an illness that can’t be cured, palliative care will make them as comfortable as possible, by managing pain and other distressing symptoms.
Palliative care isn’t just for the end of life. The person you care for could receive palliative care earlier in their illness while receiving other therapies to treat their condition.
Palliative care can be provided in a range of settings; at home, in hospital or community hospital, in a care home or a hospice. It is important to know the wishes of the person you care for so, where possible, they get the care they want.