Here with Comfort – Pain Relief & Symptom Management for a Better Quality of Life

Why Palliative Care?

Palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) specializes in the relief of pain, symptoms and stress caused by serious illness — whatever the diagnosis. The goal of palliative care is to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Palliative care is appropriate at any age, at any point during an illness and can be provided at the same time as “curative” treatment.

Patients do better when they receive Palliative Care early.

A recent study conducted by the Cancer Center at the University of California, San Francisco, found that of 922 patients who had died (most in their 60s and 70s), those who  received palliative care for 90 days or more were less likely to have late-life hospitalizations and/or intensive care unit or emergency room visits, than those who sought care later.

Palliative Care services include:

  • Pain and symptom management to improve quality of life
  • Education about the disease
  • Advice on living with serious, progressive illness and developing goals of care
  • Coping strategies for side effects from treatment
  • Help with coordinating patient care and navigation of the medical system
  • Assistance with Advance Care Planning




Palliative Care provides all appropriate services required under NY State Department of Health Palliative Care Information Act.

Palliative Care

150 Bennett Road
Cheektowaga, NY 14227

Affiliates & Agencies:

Home Connections

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FAX: 716-901-0192

Essential Care for Children

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FAX: 716-901-0192

Essential Care Perinatal Program

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FAX: 716-901-0192 

The Mary & Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Support Center

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FAX: 716-836-1578


“I really didn’t think anyone could help me until Home Connections became involved. Dr. Kerr visited me and gave his undivided attention, focusing on my symptoms and less on my disease. I finally feel like I will get back to normal one day. When the nurse from Home Connections came in, I felt so much relief that she was able to help communicate with all of my doctors. It’s very stressful to have to do all of that on my own. I cannot thank Home Connections enough for working to get me a new mattress. I can't believe someone would do this for me!”

Kim, Home Connections patient

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