Serious illness can be stressful for you and your family. Palliative Care is an innovative healthcare service that provides you with an extra layer of coverage and peace of mind for the stresses that may come with a serious illness.
A customized care plan is created with our clinical specialists, led by our board-certified palliative physician. We work with your attending physician to provide relief from symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness – whatever the diagnosis. This extra layer of support is appropriate at any age and any stage in the serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment.
Goals of Palliative Care
- Prevent frequent hospitalizations
- Optimize quality of life for both the patient and family
- Help you better understand your condition and your care choices
- Empower you and your families in managing complex illnesses
- Provide expert symptom management recommendations
- Improve your ability to go through medical treatments
- Allow extra time for communication
- Help in navigating the healthcare system
Your Questions Answered
Where do I receive care? Palliative Care is provided in homes and long-term care facilities throughout our 3+ counties: Alamance, Caswell, Orange, and eastern Guilford
Does my insurance pay for Palliative Care? Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover palliative care.
How to I receive Palliative Care? Ask for it. Tell your doctors, nurses, family and caregivers that you want Palliative Care.
How do I know if Palliative Care is right for me? Palliative Care may be right for you if you suffer from pain, stress or other symptoms associated with a serious illness. If you’re making difficult decisions about your care, or a loved ones’ care, a palliative consultation gives you straight, clear and unbiased information about your choices and their consequences.
What can I expect from Palliative Care? We start with a comprehensive clinical assessment, which helps identify the specific areas you need assistance with. We will set up additional visits with you based on your needs, what we can provide, and your wishes.
How does Palliative Care work with my own doctor(s)? We work in partnership with your primary doctor to provide an extra layer of support for you and your family in achieving your goals of care.
For More Information
To learn more or if you like our assistance in speaking with your doctor about Palliative Care, please call us at 336-532-0100 or 800-588-8879 (toll-free).
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