What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care is a holistic patient and family centered approach to care.
Palliative Care uses an interdisciplinary team to assist patients and
families to develop individualized goals focusing on quality care and
effective symptom management at any stage of disease process.
Our support helps to:
- Relieve symptoms such as pain and anxiety
- Support the patient and their loved ones
- Educate about disease progression and healthcare options
- Assist in completing living wills and Medical Power of Attorney forms
- Advanced care planning
- Enable patients
Palliative Care offers an interdisciplinary team approach to symptom management
for patients and families that centers on meeting the medical, emotional,
and spiritual needs of patients. Often times, these patients may be facing
life changing illnesses. Palliative care services work to optimize and
improve the function and quality of life. Patients receiving Palliative
Care still have access to all treatment options. Palliative Care addresses
symptoms associated with chronic illnesses like cancer, congestive heart
failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), degenerative
nerve diseases, kidney disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and
many others. The Palliative Care Team will discuss a patient’s current
state of health; provide education on disease process and progression,
and help plan for the future using patient-centered goals. Palliative
Care is available at any time of the disease process from a new diagnosis
to new or changing symptoms. Palliative Care services are offered in home,
nursing home, assisted living and any other environment.
Who Provides the Care?
Our team includes:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Social Workers
- Other ancillary services
When is it Time for Palliative Care?
Have you recently been diagnosed with a serious health concern like cancer,
stroke, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary
disease (COPD), kidney disease, neurological disorder, dementia, Alzheimer’s
disease, or other concerning medical condition:
- Are having difficulty managing troublesome symptoms.
- Are facing treatment decisions.
- Are having many hospital and Emergency room visits.
- When chronic illnesses
Where is care provided?
- Nursing home
- Assisted living facility
How is Palliative Care paid for?
- Medical Assistance
- VA Benefits
- Most insurances
*coverage is based on the individual insurance provider