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:

Anxiety

Pain

Constipation

Depression

Cough

Delirium

Diarrhea

Shortness of Breath

Insomnia

Nausea

Vomiting

Itching

Dry Mouth

Loss of Appetite

Difficulty Swallowing

• Cancer

Heart Disease

COPD

Renal/Kidney

Disease

Have You Been Diagnosed With:

Dementia

Lung Disease

Liver Disease

Parkinson�s

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:

Physician

Registered Nurse

Social Work Services

Pet Therapy

Advanced Care

Planning Assistance

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Spiritual Care

Music Therapy

Massage Therapy

Palliative Care can begin as soon as a patient is diagnosed with a chronic illness that is not curable.

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

You 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?

Physicians

Family Members

Clergy

Other Health Agencies

Patients

Friends

Case Manager

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:

Fewer hospitalizations

Longer life

Less pain, nausea, depression

Increased mobility

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.

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