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Bedford Palliative

Hospice nurse in Manchester, NH

Call 603-606-9051

Palliative Care in the Manchester and Nashua area since 2009

Our mission is to provide comfort care tailored to your needs and priorities. We’re here to listen and offer support that enables you and your family to make the most of your time together.

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What is Palliative Care ?

Palliative care is an extra layer of relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. It coordinates care to respond to your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Care includes support for family members, especially family caregivers. 

Palliative care does not signal you are giving up hope for recovery. You may continue receiving curative and/or life-prolonging treatments and move in and out of care as needed. 

Have additional questions about Palliative Care?

The circumstances around palliative care make for an emotional and challenging time, and there are a lot of initial questions and concerns. A quick read from an online search or a phone call to a palliative care provider could address these frequently asked questions and ease your worries.

How Is Palliative Care Different from My Current Care?

Medical care is complex; primary care doctors or specialists can’t do everything. Palliative care targets physical, emotional, spiritual, and practical needs that may need extra attention. The goals include:

  • Improving the quality of life by helping patients gain strength, reduce stress, and improve their ability to tolerate medical treatments.
  • Access to a team trained to listen and coordinate personalized care, so patients receive the care they want, especially during critical moments.
  • Practical and emotional support for families

How Do I Ask for a Referral?

Talk to your doctor about ordering a palliative care consultation for you or someone you’re caring for. If the doctor feels you may benefit from a consultation, they will request one.

Does Insurance Pay for Palliative Care?

Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans cover all or part of the palliative care consultation. If you have questions about coverage, call your insurance company or a local Compassus location.

How Is Palliative Care Different from Hospice?

Palliative care is for people at any stage of their illness. The illness does not have to be life-threatening. Because of Medicare requirements, hospice is typically for patients with a life expectancy of six months or less.

Who Is on a Palliative Care Team?

Care is provided by doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and others who coordinate with a patient’s medical team to ensure current needs are met, and goals are set for care in the future.

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