When patients enroll in Tri-State LifeCare(TLC)’s In-Home Palliative Care services, our palliative physician comes to your home as an extension of your primary care physician with whom we work collaboratively. This is like the doctor’s office coming to you instead of you having to go to the doctor.
The palliative physician is specially trained to care for patients in the palliative stage of an illness and can help improve the quality of life for you while you’re still at home.
During these personal, extended visits, your physician can assist with medication adjustments, discuss ongoing symptoms of your illness in more depth, and provide helpful information and support for your caregivers.
A patient enrolled in Home Palliative Care services can still receive other home health services, chemotherapy and treatments. Your palliative physician simply works as an extension of your primary care physician so that you can manage your care as efficiently as possible from the comfort of home.
Home Palliative Care services may benefit patients of any age experiencing one or more of the following:
- Stage 4 heart failure and congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Stage 4 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Stage 3 or 4 Alzheimer’s disease
- Difficulty traveling to doctor’s appointments
- End-stage renal disease
- Not yet eligible for Hospice services
- Medical conditions that meet Hospice eligibility criteria, but the patient declines his/her hospice benefit
- Other conditions identified by the patient’s primary care provider
Home Palliative Care visits are covered by health insurance; co-pays apply. You and your primary care physician determine the number and frequency of visits to assure the level of care you need.
For more information about Home Palliative Care Services, Tri-State LifeCare welcomes your call at 304-399-0225. You can also click the button below to send us an email to inquire about care for your loved one.