Palliative care is a specialized home care program that focuses on improving quality of life for patients dealing with chronic or serious illness. It does not replace your primary care physician, specialist, or interfere with any treatment or home health services you may be receiving.
- Coordination of care
- Symptom Management
- Improve Quality of Life
Anyone with a chronic, serious, or life-threatening illness, such as:
- Chronic Heart Disease (CHF)
- Chronic Lung Disease (COPD)
- Chronic Liver Disease (ESLD)
- Chronic Kidney Disease (ESRD)
- Parkinson’s Disease
No. Hospice is end-of-life care for patients who are terminally ill and are no longer seeking or benefitting from curative treatment. Palliative care patients may continue treatments under the care of their primary care or specialist at any stage of their illness.
No, you will remain under the care of your physician. The palliative care team works under the direction of your physician to provide supportive care.
Yes. Palliative care is additional support for you and your family. Palliative care services do not affect any other services or treatments you are receiving.
Our interdisciplinary team specializes in managing symptoms; providing emotional and spiritual support; and providing one-on-one education regarding your illness in your home setting.
Physicians may refer you for palliative care services if you experience multiple hospitalization; frequent exacerbations of your severe illness(es); difficulty making office visits due to physical limitations; and/or require enhance assistance with managing your medical condition.