What is Palliative Care?
It is important to understand that palliative care is not hospice care. You may receive palliative care while pursuing a curative treatment. The palliative care team will focus on symptom management, side effects from treatment, fall risk, and monitor medications, while your physician focuses on your treatment. The Apex palliative care team will strive to prevent the need for rehospitalizations. The palliative care team will provide care in the comfort of the patient’s residence. Although, palliative care is not hospice care it allows patients who may soon need hospice care to successfully transition while in their home.
Here is a list of diagnoses that a person may seek palliative care treatment for:
COPD or other Respiratory disease
Services a patient may receive while utilizing Apex palliative care include:
Specially trained Home Health and Hospice nurses
Therapy – Physical, Occupational, Speech
Certified Home Health Aide
Blood Transfusions in the privacy of the patient’s home
Access for Medical equipment