Palliative Care

Transitions PalliativeCareA consultative service that provides an extra layer of support to you, your family, and your primary medical team, provided in a hospital, clinic, or home. Preventing and relieving symptoms to provide an improved quality of life, that’s Transitions PalliativeCare.

Eligibility

Patients are eligible to receive palliative care consultations from our physicians and nurse practitioners to address unresolved symptoms or for end-of-life planning and decision making. Transitions HomeHealth patients may benefit from adding palliative care to their continuum of care.

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Transitions PalliativeCare FAQ

Who is a candidate for palliative care?
Where is care provided?
Who pays for palliative care?
What is the benefit in having a nurse practitioner or palliative care doctor visit when I’m already seeing my primary care doctor?
Who is a candidate for palliative care?

Transitions PalliativeCare may be appropriate for anyone who is:

  • Diagnosed with any advanced illness
  • Undergoing curative treatment or therapies
  • Interested in staying as active and comfortable as possible
  • Desiring added support to cope with advanced illness
Where is care provided?

These services are provided to patients living at home or in assisted living facilities and skilled nursing homes, or even while undergoing treatment at hospitals. Click here to see our service area.

Who pays for palliative care?

Transitions PalliativeCare services are covered by Medicare Part B, Medicaid, and most private insurance companies; however, we accept patients regardless of their ability to pay.

What is the benefit in having a nurse practitioner or palliative care doctor visit when I’m already seeing my primary care doctor?

Our providers are an extra set of eyes and ears and can offer expertise in pain and symptom management. Since the consultations take place in your own home/facility, we will call to schedule a convenient time for you and your family and we can coordinate care if multiple doctors are involved.

How often will team members visit me?
Can you manage my chronic pain?
What’s the difference between hospice and palliative care?
How often will team members visit me?

Visits are based on each individual’s needs.

Can you manage my chronic pain?

If your chronic pain is related to an illness’s progression, we can often help alleviate those symptoms through medication management.

What’s the difference between hospice and palliative care?

While hospice may be the best option for terminally ill patients, some patients have not yet reached that point, they still have chronic, life limiting illness. Palliative care clinicians are experts in managing the symptoms of chronic advanced illness, like pain, shortness of breath, anxiety/depression, lack of appetite, etc.

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