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Comfort Care


Updated May 20, 2014

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Comfort care is medical care that is focused on relieving symptoms and optimizing patient comfort. Comfort care does not seek to cure or aggressively treat illness or disease.

Comfort care can be given at home, nursing facilities, or hospitals. Hospice care is one model of comfort care delivery.

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