Torrance Memorial Medical Center offers
palliative care programs to improve quality of life and decrease suffering for patients with serious,
chronic or life-threatening illness.
Many people don’t realize that the term “palliative care”
is not the same as end-of-life care. Palliative care refers to comfort
measures, care that is focused on helping you feel better and suffer less.
Anyone who has a serious or life-threatening illness can benefit from
palliative care, either to treat symptoms of the disease, such as pain
or shortness of breath, or to ease the side effects of treatment, such
as fatigue or nausea.
Our palliative care professionals also coordinate palliative care services
with other programs at Torrance Memorial, including hospice care and home
Learn More about the Pallative Care Program at Torrance Memorial