Center for Hospice Care Offers Palliative Care to People with Progressive or Incurable Illness

Center for Hospice Care provides palliative care to patients who have decided to undergo life-extending treatments for an incurable or progressive disease.

[South Bend, 4/12/2017] – Center for Hospice Care, a not-for-profit organization that cares for people with advanced and serious diseases, offers palliative care. This type of care is suitable for patients who chose to undergo life-extending treatments for an incurable or progressive illness.

Understanding Palliative Care

The center says that palliative care treats the distressing, uncomfortable, painful symptoms related to the patient’s incurable or progressive disease. Palliative care addresses sleep issues, coping issues, loss of appetite, nausea, shortness of breath, anxiety, depression, and physical pain.

Palliative care patients will receive support from a team of nurses, doctors, social workers, and chaplains. The center will make sure that its patients are cared for with the purpose of enhancing the quality of their lives.

Regarding insurance coverage, the center says that coverage for palliative care may be available under the home health benefits of Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance. If the patient does not have any of these insurance options, he or she can take advantage of the center’s self-pay program.

Getting Admitted to Palliative Care

Patients seeking admission to the palliative care program of Center for Hospice Care should first inform their nurse, doctor, or healthcare provider of their interest. If they need assistance, the center advises them to call its admissions department at 574-243-3125. The center adds that it does not turn away people from the program based on the diagnosis, sexual orientation, disability, age, race, gender, or the ability to pay for services.

About Center for Hospice Care

In addition to providing palliative care to terminally-ill patients, the center also offers hospice care, specialty programs for people with dementia, COPD, or heart problems, and grief and bereavement services. The center seeks to be the premier palliative and hospice care organization for all end-of-life issues. Over 220 professionals work at the center on any given day.

Log on to https://cfhcare.org/ for more details.

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