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Palliative Care Provider Directory

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Last Updated: 02 July 2021

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First, ask your primary care doctor for referral to palliative care. Remember: you don't have to give up your relationship with your regular doctors to receive palliative care services. Palliative care team will work with your other doctors. In most cases, patients receive palliative care in hospital. But other health care settings offer palliative care, too, including assist living facilities, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, and hospices. Your doctor may inform you about local palliative care offerings, but if not, you can use resources below to locate palliative care in your community. Most insurance plans cover palliative care treatment in full or partially. Typically, Medicare and Medicaid also cover palliative care. If you're concerned about costs, speak to a social worker from the palliative care team. Most doctors welcome services that palliative care team provide to their patients. However, on rare occasions, primary care doctor might hesitate to make referral. If you encounter this problem, ask your doctor for an explanation. You can also ask the palliative care team to help you explain why you would like such services. Then you can speak with your primary care doctor about how palliative care could benefit you.

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Meet the Palliative Care Team

Every person and every illness is unique. After you've asked your primary care doctor for referral, you'll meet with your Palliative Care team to discuss your goals and desires during your illness. Once members of your Palliative Care team understand your needs, they will work with your primary care doctor and other experts to create an individualized Palliative Care plan. Goals are: relieve pain and other symptoms Address your emotional and spiritual concerns, and those of your caregivers Coordinate your Care Improve your quality of life during your illness. For example, palliative care doctor may prescribe medications and other Therapies to treat pain, constipation, shortness of breath, and other symptoms. A Social worker may coordinate your care and serve as advocate on behalf of you and your family. A Chaplain may offer spiritual support and help you to explore your beliefs and values. A Palliative Care team can also help your family by offering medical information, Emotional Support, and Home Care assistance.

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Providence Palliative Care

Serious illnesses and medical treatments can cause pain, exhaustion, anxiety and depression. The Palliative care team understand that illness symptoms affect your quality of life and can leave you lacking energy or motivation to pursue things you enjoy. Companies also know that the stress of what you are going through can have a big impact on your family. We can assist you and your family to cope with difficult medical experience. The team will make sure you experience a smooth transition between hospital and other services, such as home care or nursing facilities. Palliative care workers provide a holistic approach to your plan of care based on your health and life goal. We look forward to working with you and your health care provider to help meet your specific needs so that you can achieve the highest quality of life.

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