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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Supportive care

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NICE Guideline NG119 - Cerebral palsy in adults

Care focused on relieving symptoms caused by serious illnesses such as respiratory failure. It can be given at any point during a person's illness to help them feel more comfortable and improve their quality of life.

Plain English definition
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Jargon Buster

If you have a life-threatening illness, care that helps you and your family cope with this and with any treatment you are having. It should help you to live as well as possible with the effects of the illness, and may include information, psychological support, rehabilitation and complementary therapies.

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