The Palliative Care Department at Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA, is a unique team of caretakers that provide total support patients, particularly those with incurable, progressive illnesses.
Our care extends to assisting their families with the comprehensive management of the patient's physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Specializing in the relief of pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness, palliative care is appropriate at any point during an illness and can be provided along side curative care. While the focus of care is on comfort and quality of life, palliative care also helps relieve the burdens on patients' families with counseling, planning assistance, and help navigating the medical system.
The goal of palliative care is to achieve the best possible quality of life through the relief of suffering, control of symptoms and restoration of functional capacity. Palliative care helps patients gain the strength to carry on with daily life, improve their ability to tolerate medical treatments and help better understand their choices for care.