Palliative care was developed to relieve physical and emotional suffering that may accompany life-threatening illness.
According to the World Health Organization, palliative care is the "active total care of patients whose disease is not responsive to curative treatment. Control of pain and other symptoms and of psychological, social, and spiritual problems is paramount."
The mission of the Loma Linda University palliative care program is to provide relief of physical, emotional, and spiritual distress in those whose disease has no cure. Our goal is to help hospitalized patients and their families achieve the best quality of life possible.
Refer a patient: Providers can refer patients by calling Family Medicine at 909-558-8193.
Why Choose Us for Palliative Care
- Whole person care: We identify and treat the source of your suffering beyond the physical. Our compassionate team helps you improve your mental, social, and spiritual health.
- Focused on your needs: Your needs should be what drives your care. We advocate for care that improves your quality of life and gives you the best chance at achieving your health goals.
- Coordinating care: We work with you, your family, physicians, and the nursing staff to promote communication, integration, and continuity. You get a more coordinated approach to care across hospital, nursing home, and home care settings.