Palliative care is holistic care that identifies, assesses and addresses the comprehensive needs of people experiencing serious illness, including pain and other symptoms, social, emotional and spiritual needs.

It’s difficult for families to know when it’s time to consider palliative care. All families come at serious illness with a different perspective or viewpoint, but the earlier the families approach palliative care, the more we can be helpful to them. So I encourage people to consider us as early as you want to, and even if we don’t get directly involved, we can still be of assistance in a care coordination method. 

Jeffrey Steinig, MD, FACS

Medical Director of Palliative Care Services, Catholic Health

Who Receives Palliative Care?

Palliative care is for anyone diagnosed with a serious illness, regardless of age or stage of their illness. It can be delivered simultaneously with treatments aimed at curing or delivered by itself when a cure is no longer an option.

Palliative Care + Catholic Health

Palliative care is an integral part of Catholic Health. The care that these medical professionals provide is deeply linked to our mission and values; embodying our commitment to provide compassionate care for the seriously ill.

We deliver palliative care at any stage of illness. Visit us online to learn more at or call the number below.

Learn More About Palliative Care
Call (716) 685-4870

Learn More About Palliative Care
Call (716) 685-4870

Reflection on Palliative Care from Catholic Health Association (CHA)