Website Provides Help for Palliative Care-Givers, Patients

The state of Texas has a new online resource that might help you the next time you have one of those most-difficult conversations with a patient.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHS) has launched a comprehensive online resource for palliative care patients and the people who care for them.

“In instances where a serious illness may alter your life, access to reliable information and resources can make all the difference,” HHS said in announcing the website, which “includes information on the benefits of palliative care and toolkits for patients and families seeking an additional layer support.”

The resource, which can be found on the HHS website, also explains the difference between the two types of palliative care — supportive and hospice — and includes information on how to pay for care, and ways to plan for serious illness.

Action, July 5, 2017

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July 06, 2017

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