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FAQS

WHERE DO I RECEIVE PALLIATIVE CARE?

Palliative care can be provided in the home.

DOES MY INSURANCE PAY FOR PALLIATIVE CARE?

Most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, cover 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 due to a serious illness. Serious
illnesses may include cancer, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and more. Palliative care can be provided at any stage of illness and
along with treatment meant to cure you.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM PALLIATIVE CARE?

You can expect relief from symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite
and difficulty sleeping. Palliative care helps you carry on with your daily life. It improves your ability to go through
medical treatments. It helps you better understand your condition and your choices for medical care. Emotional support
for both the person facing illness and their loved one. Spiritual support, Chaplain visits. Advanced Care Planning. In
short, you can expect the best possible quality of life.

WHO PROVIDES PALLIATIVE CARE?

Palliative care is provided by a team including palliative care doctors, nurses, medical social worker, chaplain, and other specialists.

HOW DOES PALLIATIVE CARE WORK WITH MY OWN DOCTOR?

The palliative care team works in partnership with other doctors to provide an extra layer of support for you and your
family. The team provides expert symptom management, extra time for communication about your goals and treatment
options and help navigating the health system.

HOW DO I GET PALLIATIVE CARE?

You have to ask for it! Just tell your doctors and nurses that you would like to see the palliative care team.

We provide a FREE Consultation to address questions and concerns and to help make informed decisions about
this challenging time in life.

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