Answers to frequently asked questions about palliative care home services

We understand the challenges of navigating the different types of care available to you and your family. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about palliative care home services.

Can I have home-based palliative care providers while receiving other services?

Yes. You can continue working with all your health care providers, and we will collaborate with them. You may also receive rehabilitation services, home care, or physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy while receiving home-based palliative care.

Who benefits from palliative care services?

Palliative care is appropriate for patients at any age and stage of a serious or chronic illness. This may include:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • COPD
  • Stroke
  • Renal disease
  • Liver disease
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Many other illnesses

Does my insurance cover palliative care services?

Yes, Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance companies cover palliative care services under your specialist coverage.

How to choose the right care for yourself or a loved one

Depending on the level of care you or a loved one needs, different types of care may be more appropriate. Here are some of the differences and how to determine which is right for you.

  • Home Health Care

  • Palliative Care Home Services

  • Home-Based Palliative Care Practice

  • Hospice Care

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To receive palliative care, let your health care provider know you're interested in these services.

For physician referrals and more information, call 1.888.533.3999.