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Palliative Care Overview
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative Care is tailored care of patients struggling with a serious illness who are struggling with symptom management and are at risk of hospitalization or accelerated disease progression.
What is the goal of Palliative care?
The goal of Palliative Care is to improve symptom management, decrease E.R. visits, decrease serious events, and reduce stress on the patient and their family.
What makes Palliative Care different from Hospice?
While both Hospice and Palliative care patients have serious illnesses, palliative care is not limited to patients with limited life expectancy. Palliative Care patients can still seek medical cures or disease slowing therapies.
Who benefits from Palliative care?
Patients struggling with a serious or life limiting illness.
Their families / caregivers.
Who is eligible for Palliative Care?
Any individual with a serious long term illness (COPD, Cancer, CHF, Alzheimer's /Dementia, Parkinson's, MS, renal failure, ALS, etc.)
Legacy Palliative Care provides a 24 hour hotline for patient needs, one of our skilled nurses will answer questions and provide advice. Pain and symptom management is provided alongside in person visits, advanced care planning, and referrals to community resources.
Who pays for Palliative Care?
Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance plans will cover part or all of Palliative Care consultations. For more on costs and insurance coverage please contact us.
Our Palliative Care team brings expert care, peace of mind,, guidance, and hope to people who are affected by life-limiting illness. It is our mission to support the people in our community through every season of their lives.