Palliative Care: An Option For Those Facing Advanced Illness

Care is provided by a specially-trained team of doctors, nurses and other specialists who work together with a patient’s other doctors to provide an extra layer of support. Care is based on the needs of the patient, not on the prognosis.

What is Palliative Care?

The goal of palliative care is to relieve suffering and provide the best possible quality of life. Symptoms may include pain, depression, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety.

  • Treatment For The Person, Not The Disease

    Similar to Hospice care, Palliative Care treats the person and symptoms of the disease, rather than the disease itself

  • The Palliative Care Team

    The Palliative Care Team includes a Physician, Primary Nurse Case Manager, Social Worker, and Spiritual Care Coordinator.

  • Appropriate At Any Stage Of Illness

    A Palliative Care Consultation can be ordered at any time during advanced illness. Unlike Hospice Care, Palliative Care can be provided along with curative treatment.

How can Palliative Care help?

Palliative Care helps you carry on with daily life. It can improve your ability to go through medical treatments and it will help you stay focused on your goals in your treatment choices.

  • Expert Symptom Management

    Discomfort, pain, nausea, and other side effects are managed to make sure that the patient feels comfortable and alert enough to make important decisions.

  • Initial Consultation and Ongoing Home Visits

    The Palliative Care Team will help you better understand your disease and diagnosis, help clarify your treatment goals by assisting you with making medical decisions.

Learn More About Palliative Care

Do I have to give up my own Physician?

No, you do not have to give up your doctor. The Palliative Care team provides an extra layer of support and works in conjunction with your primary doctor and other doctors in your care team.

Can I continue curative treatment?

Yes, you are in control. Your treatment choices are up to you. Palliative Care can be provided at the same time as treatment meant to cure you. Unlike Hospice Care, a terminal prognosis is not required under Palliative Care.

When should I ask for Palliative Care?

You can initiate a Palliative Care consult at any age and any stage of an illness, but early in your illness is typically recommended. Palliative Care can be provided alongside curative treatment, so any time is appropriate.

Does insurance cover Palliative Care?

Most insurance plans cover all or part of palliative care, just as with other hospital and medical services. If cost concern you, a Social Worker consultant from the Palliative Care team can help you with payment options.

How does Palliative Care help me choose my goals?

The Team will spend time talking and listening to you. They will make sure you completely understand all of your treatment options. By deeply exploring your personal goals, the Team will help you match those goals to the options.

How do I sign up for Palliative Care?

All you have to do is ask. Give Azorna Healthcare a call and we'll have a Nurse perform a no-cost evaluation for care. You can also ask your Doctor for a recommendation of a provider in your area.

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