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Adult, Pediatric and Perinatal Palliative Care

The comprehensive, compassionate palliative care delivered through Notre Dame At Home aims to help patients and families as they endure the difficulties and challenges associated with serious illnesses, life-limiting, and terminal illnesses.


What is Palliative Care?

By definition, “palliative care” is an approach that provides support and improves quality of life for both patients who are facing a life-threatening illness, and their families, by preventing and relieving any suffering, identifying and treating any physical pain, and addressing their psychosocial and spiritual needs.1

Both palliative care and hospice care focus on support, comfort, and quality of life for patients with serious or life-limiting illnesses—but they are not the same. The illustration below highlights the important differences between the two.

Notre Dame Health Care offers “At Home” Palliative Care for adults and children. Our team provides palliative services in personal homes, other nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, or wherever patients call home.

1 World Health Organization

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Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

Palliative Care

No life expectancy limit

Covered under traditional medical insurance or Medicare

More aggressive treatment of symptoms without compromising quality of life

Quality of life

Emotional, physical & spiritual support

Hospice Care

Life expectancy of 6 months or less

Covered under Medicare

Pain management to allow patient to die with dignity

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