Old Colony Hospice works together with you, your family, and other healthcare providers by developing a plan that enhances quality of life, optimizes function, relieves symptoms, and supports informed decision-making regarding your care. Our program also provides opportunities for patients and their families to discuss their personal health goals and receive support in coping with complex medical issues.
FAQs about Palliative Care
What is palliative care?
Palliative care is designed to provide emotional, spiritual and physical symptom management for patients and their families facing chronic, progressive or complex illnesses. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life through management of troubling symptoms.
What is the difference between hospice & palliative care?
Hospice care focuses on quality of life, recognizing that every person deserves to live his or her life with respect and dignity, alert and free of pain, during the final stages of life. Palliative care is provided at any stage of an illness and can be provided simultaneously with curative treatment.
Where is palliative care provided?
Palliative care is provided anywhere you consider home. This means a patient living in a nursing facility or long-term care facility can receive palliative care.
What is needed for a patient to receive palliative care?
We work with your physician to receive an order for referral for palliative care.
Which patients benefit from palliative care?
Patients that benefit from palliative care include: those who have been diagnosed with a complex illness who desire relief from pain or symptoms associated with the disease, those who need to make difficult decisions about how to proceed with care and treatment, those who need assistance with communication issues related to care and treatment.
Is there a fee for palliative care services?
Most often, palliative care is paid for by Medicare and most other insurance providers cover palliative care. We will contact your insurance provider for you and verify your coverage before providing any services.
Grief and Bereavement Support Services
Bereavement support services are provided to help and support family members and loved ones as they cope with the unique challenges presented by grief and loss.
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