Palliative Care FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions About Palliative Care
- What’s the Difference between Hospice and Palliative Care?
AuthoraCare Collective provides both palliative care and hospice care services. Our palliative care services can be provided at any stage of a serious illness, while our hospice care services are specifically focused on end-of-life care.
- Does my insurance pay for Palliative Care?
Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances cover palliative care. Physical therapy or home health services can be received simultaneously with palliative care. Our program coordinator is available to answer any questions regarding cost concerns.
- What is the timing for Palliative Care?
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When to consider palliative or hospice care
- When is palliative care appropriate?
Palliative care is appropriate for anyone with a serious illness, regardless of the prognosis. It can be provided at any stage of the illness, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
- Who provides palliative care?
AuthoraCare Collective’s palliative care team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers. The team works together to provide holistic care that addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient.
- What are the goals of palliative care?
The goals of palliative care are to relieve pain and other symptoms, improve the patient’s quality of life, and provide support for the patient and their family. Our care is focused on the patient’s goals and values and is tailored to meet their individual needs.
- What are the benefits of palliative care?
AuthoraCare Collective’s palliative care program can improve the patient’s quality of life, reduce symptoms, and provide emotional and spiritual support for the patient and their family. It can also improve communication between the patient, their family, and their healthcare team.
- How can I access palliative care services?
Patients and their families can access palliative care services by contacting our team directly or asking their healthcare provider for a referral. We also provide education and resources for patients and families seeking palliative care services.