Some strokes are very severe and some people will die after a stroke.
Palliative care is specialised care and support provided at the end of life. Palliative care includes assistance with physical, psychological, social, emotional and spiritual needs. The focus is on quality of life, providing relief from symptoms, pain and stress. Palliative care recognises how important this time is, and helps ensure family and friends can spend precious time together with their loved one.
Palliative care may be provided in hospital, in a palliative care unit or in an aged care home. Palliative care can be provided at home with support from a palliative care team.
Your treating team will talk to you about palliative care if needed.
Some people will die after a stroke.
Palliative care is a special kind of care given when someone is dying.
It looks after what the person and their family need.
This can be:
What to expect
Palliative care provides relief from pain and stress.
It makes the person as comfortable as possible.
Palliative care doctors and nurses know this is an important time.
They will make sure family and friends can be with their loved one.
Where it is given
Palliative care can be given in hospital.
It can be given in a palliative care unit.
It can be given in an aged care home.
It can be given at home, with support from a palliative care team.