IS PALLIATIVE CARE RIGHT FOR YOU?
Do you experience...
• Frequent doctor visits and hospital admissions?
• Are you kept from life because of your chronic illness?
Common Symptoms relieved by Palliative Care:
Shortness of Breath
Loss of Appetite•
Have You Been Diagnosed With:
Chronic pain or discomfort
WHAT IS PALLIATIVE CARE?
Palliative Care is a specialized form of medicine that aims to enhance the quality of life of patients and families who are faced with serious illness. It focuses on increasing comfort through prevention and treatment of distressing symptoms. In addition to expert symptom management, palliative care focuses on clear communication, advanced care planning and coordination of care.
Palliative Care encompasses the whole self, caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. It provides relief from pain and other symptoms.
Your Palliative Care Team May Include:
Social Work Services•
Certified Nurse Practitioner•
Palliative Care can begin as soon as a patient is diagnosed with a chronic illness that is not curable.
Palliative Care vs. Hospice CareYou can still receive aggressive treatment while seeking Palliative Care.
Where is Palliative Care Provided?
Wherever you are - at home, in the hospital, or
at an assisted living or extended care (nursing) facility.
Who Can Make a Palliative Care Referral?
Other Health Agencies
FairHoPe Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc. provides palliative care as a community support to increase quality of life. Physician and nurse practitioner visits are covered through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance.
Who Pays for Palliative Care?
Palliative Care Can Lead to:
Less pain, nausea, depression
Improved quality of life•
Better management of treatment
side effects including
chemotherapy and medications
Social work services can assist with your advanced care planning details including…
Health Care Power of Attorney, Living Will, and Code Status Discussion.
Palliative Care may be the answer to better quality of life.