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Paul B. Hall Medical Group’s Palliative Care program is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. Palliative care is focused on improving the quality of life for both the patient and the family by providing relief from physical and emotional symptoms.
How can Palliative Care benefit me and my family?
- The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.
- A team of doctors, nurses, chaplains and other healthcare specialists work together with the patient’s primary care provider to implement an extra layer of support through care coordination.
- The palliative care team provides relief from symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, depression, anxiety, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping.
- Palliative care is provided in a variety of settings including the hospital, outpatient clinics and at home.
- The team will help you better understand your disease and diagnosis. They are there to help clarify your treatment goals and options, support your ability to cope with your illness and assist you with making medical decisions.
Who should receive Palliative Care?
- Palliative care may be helpful if you have a serious medical condition such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), congestive heart failure (CHF), cancer and kidney failure.
- Palliative care is for people of any age and at any stage of an illness.
- Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover palliative care services.
How do I receive Palliative Care?
- Start by talking with your doctor or nurse--it’s that easy! They will assist you with a referral to the Palliative Care team.