Palliative care is an extra layer of support for you and your family. It offers relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness while supporting your desire to remain in your home. Palliative care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance policies.
- Frequent hospitalizations or ER visits — two or more in last 6 months
- Uncontrolled symptoms — pain, dyspnea, depression, fatigue, etc. – despite optimal medical management
- A person has entered the end-stage of a life-limiting illness such as dementia, central nervous system disease, cancer, renal disease, COPD, heart failure, liver disease, septic shock or major trauma
- Functional decline, including unexplained weight loss, loss of mobility, frequent falls, skin breakdown, etc.
- A permanent feeding tube is being considered
If you believe your loved one may be ready for palliative care, call us for a no-obligation consultation. We can arrange for an assessment by a medical director or a nurse with specialized training.
Visit our palliative care page for locations or more information.