Palliative Care – also called comfort care – manages the symptoms, pain, and stress that you or your loved one may experience with serious illness.
Palliative Care supplements medical treatment and, if needed, allows for a smooth transition between home health and hospice services.
Our care team:
- Board Certified Nurse Practitioners
- Licensed Clinical Social Workers
- Registered Nurse Clinicians
- and Palliative Care Specialist
This team of experts – from multiple medical specialties – work together to address the complex needs of the patient and his or her family members. They collaborate their results in a comprehensive care plan to treat the whole person by offering medical, emotional, and spiritual support.
In addition, palliative care typically:
- Opens the discussion about treatment options, including treatment for diseases and management of symptoms.
- Assists with discussions surrounding goals of care and advance directives.
- Offers compassionate family support.
- Palliative care can be provided in a home, skilled nursing facility, assisted and independent living and other healthcare settings.
- Palliative Care is typically paid for by Part B Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans. There is often a co-pay associated with care, similar to the co-pay to see a primary physician.