Hope Comfort Care: Palliative Care
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care focuses on the relief of pain or suffering. This specialty exists soley to provide comfort. Palliative care can be provided to individuals with a progressive, life-threatening illness to improve quality of life - which is at the heart of everything we do at Hope.
Our physicians and nurse practitioners can visit you in your own home to provide symptom management. We will work together with your primary care physician.
Palliative care can be provided in addition to curative care - that is, care intended to cure your illness. For example, someone undergoing chemotherapy for cancer could ask for palliative care to help with nausea and discomfort.
Our Palliative Care Services include:
- Evaluating pain and symptoms by our board-certified physicians
- A "check in" service to monitor your ongoing needs
- Spiritual and emotional support for the entire family
- Guidance for caregivers
- Education and information on advance directives, regarding your choices for future medical treatment
- Guidance regarding additional services if your needs change
Costs and Coverage
Palliative medical services are typically covered in part by Medicare, Medicaid and most major insurance providers. You may have co-pays or other charges depending on your coverage. Please ask us for a personalized cost estimate.
We will always explain any charges that may be incurred in advance of your Hope Comfort Care appointment.
For a palliative care consultation, call us toll-free at 855-454-3104.