Will I lose my independence?

Your palliative care team will give you options to help you remain independent for as long as possible. For example, they may identify modifications or services to help you stay at home (such as installing a ramp so you don’t have to use steps), or offer equipment to help conserve your energy (such as a walking frame).

For many people, maintaining control over day-to-day decisions is important – the team will respect your wishes if you don’t want to take up their suggestions.


This information was last reviewed in April 2017
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