When you are facing a serious illness, you need extra support and relief from symptoms. Palliative Care is here to help manage your illness, better understand your condition, and your choices for care.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care, or “Supportive Care”, focuses on maximizing the quality of life for people with serious illnesses. This specialized care provides patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of the illness. Supportive care is provided by a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, and other specialists who work with your healthcare providers to provide an extra layer of support, not just for you, but also for your family.
How do you receive Palliative Care?
- Referral: You, your loved one or your doctor can recommend a referral to Palliative Care.
- Eligibility: Palliative Care is for anyone with serious or chronic illness. This care is provided at any age and any stage of the disease process.
- Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover all or part of your visit.
- Appointment: A supportive care team member will call you to schedule an appointment.
- Care Planning: Your care team will ensure you have the best care plan in place based on your goals. This will address your physical needs including symptom management, as well as emotional, social and spiritual concerns.
With over 20 years experience in palliative care management, SC House Calls is your choice for supportive care. Contact our team to learn more about how our Palliative Care services can help you.