To see someone dear to you face the end of life is always challenging. Figuring out health care options can feel confusing and overwhelming, and when you’re grappling with difficult choices and trying to maintain stability in your own life during a time of crisis, it can feel nearly impossible to find time to just sit down and breathe.

Palliative care is a holistic approach to specialized medical care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It is meant to create comfort and increase the quality of life for people wh