Community-Based Palliative Care

When you’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness, you and your family may need extra support. Community-Based Palliative Care is supportive care at home that not only improves quality of life — it may extend it.

Studies have shown that palliative care reduces time in the hospital and helps avoid emergency room visits.

People with cancer, heart, lung, kidney, or liver disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, or other end-stage neurological disorders, Sickle Cell anemia, or other other serious or advanced illnesses may all benefit from palliative care services.

Our expert palliative care team will:

  • Help you and your family understand your illness and options for care
  • Provide intermittent home or facility visits based on your needs
  • Collaborate with primary care doctors and other specialists to coordinate your overall care needs 
  • Recommend options to treat your pain and other symptoms to maximize comfort and quality of life
  • Help you plan for future care needs as disease progresses 
  • Strive to reduce frequency of ER visits and hospital stays
  • Assist you and your family with coordination of nursing, social work, and additional support as needed

Who we are:

Our team consists of palliative care nurse practitioners, a dedicated registered nurse care coordinator, social worker, and other services based on your needs.

How Care Begins:

Care starts with a phone call from you, a family member, your physician or hospital staff. Once your doctor approves, services can be scheduled at your convenience. Frequency of nurse practitioner visits are based on your specific care needs and will be evaluated at time of admission and are adjusted as your needs change.  

Cost of Service:

Our community based palliative support is typically covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance. We will work with you and your insurance company to understand your palliative care benefit. 

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