Palliative care focuses on relieving pain and other symptoms of serious illnesses, like cancer, heart failure, COPD, ALS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes or Parkinson’s disease. It aims to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Palliative care can be used at any age or any stage of illness, even if you are having treatments that are supposed to cure you.
The HealthNow Healthcare team of experienced professionals can help you manage your treatments so that:
Palliative care can begin while you are still under other treatments, regardless of your prognosis. The Palliative Care team can help you with pain and other symptoms that are affecting you and your family
Hospice care is for patients in the end stages of life. Non-hospice palliative care is available at any time during an illness, and can be undergone at the same time as curative treatments.
Most plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover palliative care services in the same way as other services.