At CareBridge Palliative Care Services, we are dedicated to providing compassionate care to individuals facing serious, life-limiting illnesses, who may struggle with pain or other distressing symptoms. Our specialized team of physicians, nurses, and caregivers is committed to delivering medical, social, and spiritual support in the comfort and convenience of our patients' homes. We understand the challenges of coping with complex symptoms and difficult treatment choices, and our goal is to offer comprehensive assistance, coordination of care, and emotional support to both patients and their families.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is a comprehensive approach to managing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals living with serious and chronic illnesses. Unlike hospice care, palliative care is suitable for patients who are not yet ready for end-of-life care but require a focus on comfort and symptom management rather than curative treatments.
When is it Time for Palliative Care Services?
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of the following situations, it may be time to consider palliative care services:
Diagnosis of a Serious or Chronic Illness: When facing a debilitating or life-limiting illness, palliative care can provide the necessary support for both patients and families.
Complex and Deteriorating Symptoms: Palliative care is beneficial for individuals dealing with challenging symptoms that require additional management and attention.
Frequent Hospitalizations: If you or your loved one experiences recurring emergency room visits or hospital stays, palliative care can offer better symptom control and assistance in managing the condition.
Increased Dependence on Others: When everyday activities become more challenging and you require additional support for tasks like bathing, dressing, and toileting, palliative care can enhance your quality of life.
Who Covers the Cost of Palliative Care?
In most cases, palliative care services, including outpatient care, are covered by insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. Our team of physicians and advance practice nurses bill through these insurances, ensuring that patients receive the care they need without financial burdens. Additionally, most palliative care medications are covered through prescription insurance.
How to Get Started with Palliative Care Services:
If you believe that palliative care might be the right option for you or your loved one, initiate a conversation with your family and primary physician. To begin treatment, you will usually require a Palliative Care Referral from your physician.
If you are being discharged from a hospital, your doctor can write an order for palliative care. For home patients, our team will communicate with your physician to obtain the necessary referral. Remember, the sooner you start palliative care, the sooner we can develop a personalized care plan to meet your specific needs.
Your Palliative Care Team:
At CareBridge, our physician-directed teams are carefully selected and extensively trained to manage pain and provide effective symptom relief. We are committed to delivering personalized care in the comfort and familiarity of our patients' homes. Our mission is to improve your overall well-being and ensure that you and your family receive the compassionate support you deserve.
Contact us today:
CareBridge Palliative Care Services
7625 Camargo Rd. Suite 20
Cincinnati, Ohio 45243
Let CareBridge Palliative Care Services be your partner in enhancing comfort and quality of life during your healthcare journey.