What Is Palliative Care?

The goal of palliative care is to prevent and relieve suffering and to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families. It expands the traditional disease-model medical treatments to include the goals of enhancing quality of life for patient and family, optimizing function, helping with decision-making and providing opportunities for personal growth. Palliative care extends the principles of hospice care to a broader population of patients who could benefit from receiving this type of care earlier in their illness. Palliative care is patient-centered, confidential and uses a team approach to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to indiviuals and their families.

For more information on palliative care visit: getpalliativecare.org/

How To Contact Care Partners

Care Partners can be contacted at 218-387-3788 or carepartners@boreal.org . Donations and correspondence can be sent to: Care Partners of Cook County, PO Box 282, Grand Marais, MN 55604. The Care Partners office is in the lower level of the Sawtooth Mountain Clinic. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 10 am to 3 pm.