Like our hospice unit, palliative care at Coral Bay centers on our goal of maintaining the highest quality of life and comfort for our patients. But unlike hospice, which is centered on end of life, palliative care is available for those with chronic conditions such as Stage 4 cancer, COPD or dementia, who are receiving aggressive treatment for illness, or who may simply need palliative support for a challenging condition. Receiving palliative care does not necessarily mean that you will eventually transition to hospice care; in fact, it is often a support for treatment that can significantly extend your life. Other times, it may be the last stage before a terminal diagnosis. In either case, Coral Bay offers comprehensive palliative care that addresses the needs of body, mind, and spirit.