Palliative care is a specialised type of care specifically for people with life-threatening illnesses or long-lasting diseases. Its main goal is to improve quality of life by providing physical and emotional relief from the symptoms, pain and stress that often come with the disease itself, and the curative treatment that goes with it
Social distancing is an effective solution to slow the spread of COVID-19. But it is having unfortunate side effects on the mental and physical wellbeing of seniors. We discuss the impact that isolation is having on elderly individuals, and some ideas on what you can do to help them through this challenging time.