About Our Program
The Tri-State LifeCare (TLC) program provides home-based palliative medical care to patients of all ages within our service area while working in collaboration with each patient’s primary care physician. Our team is comprised of board-certified Palliative Care physicians with extensive experience in geriatrics, along with nurse practitioners with Palliative Care certifications, assisted by nurses and social workers.
Our caregivers see patients wherever their homes may be, whether a private residence, an assisted living facility, a senior group home, skilled nursing facility or other location. Having a home-based team offers a greater understanding of each patient’s situation and results in a more personalized plan of care.
The goal of palliative care is to help people with serious illnesses feel better, maintain their dignity and experience an improved quality of life. TLC services are provided in addition to disease treatments the patient may be receiving.
Instead of suffering needlessly, experiencing ongoing unpleasant symptoms and side effects of disease and treatment and becoming increasingly stressed, patients receiving Tri-State LifeCare services are given a customized plan, regular in-home visits and expert management of their conditions.
Palliative care can also reduce healthcare costs as a result of closer monitoring and fewer complications, adverse events, emergency department visits and hospitalizations.
Studies show that seriously ill patients who begin palliative care close to the time of diagnosis are more likely to live longer and have improved feelings of well-being.
Tri-State LifeCare accepts most insurance.
Our service area includes Cabell, Wayne, Putnam, Lincoln and Mason counties in West Virginia, and Lawrence County, Ohio.