"When you or a loved one is diagnosed with a serious illness that impacts quality of life, palliative care at home can help. Our patients receive relief from symptoms, as well as from side effects and stress resulting from a serious illness, in the comfort of home. Our primary goal is to improve quality of life for our patients and their families. With symptoms well-managed, you can feel better and do the things that are most important to you.
Living with a serious or life-threatening illness can feel like a blur of hospitalizations and emergency room visits. Palliative care at home reduces this strain by bringing many treatments to you.
Our palliative care specialists come to your home wherever you call home to help manage symptoms, provide education, coordinate transitions of care in collaboration with your primary care provider, and establish your individualized goals of care. We"ll help you get the right care at the right time based on your treatment goals.
Anyone with a serious illness may receive palliative care services. To get started, you"ll need a referral and order from your doctor. Care begins with an assessment, so we can understand your needs and create a plan tailored to you. Palliative services are often covered by Medicare and other insurance plans.
There are various types of palliative care. Depending on your needs, you may receive:
Help establishing personalized goals of care
A holistic approach to care that addresses the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of each patient and family
Coordination of care with your primary care or consulting physicians based on your goals of treatment
Coordination of transitions of care between different care settings
Medications for pain relief and management of other symptoms
Self-care tools for coping with stress and anxiety
Education about disease processes and treatment options
Help for loved ones troubleshooting caregiving demands and pressures
Social support to help you organize family meetings, discuss goals and find helpful resources in your community"