Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care?

Home based Palliative care is a type of specialized medical care for people of any age and any stage of serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and family. Palliative care concentrates on managing symptoms while continuing life extending medical treatment. It is sometimes referred to as "comfort care".

Disease may include, but are not limited to:

Adoray’s Palliative Care Program uses a team of healthcare professionals designed to assist in improving comfort and the quality of life. The Adoray health care team visits the patient on a regularly scheduled basis in their place of residence. Adoray’s Palliative Care team meets every fourteen days to discuss each patient’s care. This team takes an individualized and holistic approach to care, focusing on the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual comfort of an individual in this phase of life. Any recommended changes in the plan of care are discussed with the patient, caregiver and the patient’s primary physician and agreed upon adjustment are then made to the patient’s plan of care.

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Who is Appropriate to Receive Palliative Care?

Adoray’s Palliative Care Program is appropriate for anyone with a serious illness whose goals are moving toward being less aggressive and more comfort focused.

The patient typically:

Where can Adoray’s Palliative Care Services be Provided?

Services may be provided in the patient’s own home, assisted living facilities, community-based residential facilities, group homes and independent living centers.

Who Pays for Palliative Care Services Provided by Adoray?

Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance plans cover home health palliative care services, according to the contract provisions of the policy. Adoray staff will check individual insurance benefits for each patient. If criteria are met, these insurances usually cover services at 80% to 100%.

How is Palliative Care Provided?

Adoray believes each person has an individual set of needs unique to them. Adoray’s Palliative Care team does not simply treat a disease, but provides care and support to a person. Patients “pick and choose” what is important for them to focus on. In conjunction with the patient’s primary physician care is provided by a team of experienced professionals who are part of Adoray’s Home Health and Hospice staff.

Home Based Palliative Services include:

What is the First Step to Receive this Service?

Ask for it! By telling your health care provider you would like an Adoray palliative home care referral or by calling 800.359.0174. We can provide information over the phone and can make a free home visit to assess your individual situation.

Getting Started

If you have questions, we’ll make it easy to get answers or to talk to someone about your needs and concerns. We’re here, ready to give you more information about the benefits of palliative care, offer choices and options, or help you begin care.

Call us today to begin a conversation, and Discover the Adoray Difference!

Palliative Referral Form

Our enrollment team responds promptly to referral requests throughout each day. However, if there is an urgent need and outside the hours of 8:00am – 4:30pm, please also call Adoray Enrollment at 800.359.0174.

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* We may request copies of clinical information or advanced directives be faxed to (855) 439.8914. We will contact you via your preferred method if additional information is required.

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