Category Archives: Supportive Care

The Difference Between Hospice & Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specialized medical care for people with serious illness and focuses on providing relief from serious illness by relieving symptoms, pain and stress. Palliative care is appropriate in any chronic or severe illness, regardless of what other therapy is being received, including curative treatments. Hospice is a specific type of palliative care […]

Does Your Doctor Practice Primary Palliative Care?

Every mechanic knows how to change a car’s oil and rotate its tires. On the other hand, it takes special training to fix problems with some of the more complex or newer technologies, like hybrid drive systems. By the same token, every doctor knows how to take care of the basics, like checking blood pressure, […]

What is Home Health?

Contributed by: Lois Bentler-Lampe, Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President of Clinical Operations – OSF Home Care Services You need help and want to stay in your home?  Home health may be your answer. As the name implies, home health can provide high quality health care in your home. The goal of home health is […]