Transitions PalliativeCare addresses the unique needs of each patient and family we serve by providing support with symptom management, goals of care to include end-of-life planning, and accessing community resources. As a consultative service, we collaborate with your primary medical team including primary care providers and specialists. We provide palliative care services in hospital, facility, and home settings.
Patients eligible for palliative care services include those with a life-limiting illness who feel they would benefit from an additional layer of support in navigating their medical care. Your primary care provider or specialist can refer you to Transitions PalliativeCare as an add-on to the care they are already providing. Patients can continue seeing their providers, receiving treatment, and receiving other services such as Transitions HomeHealth while on Transitions PalliativeCare services.
Transitions PalliativeCare FAQ
Transitions PalliativeCare may be appropriate for anyone who is:
- Diagnosed with any advanced illness
- Undergoing curative treatment or therapies
- Interested in staying as active and comfortable as possible
- Desiring added support to cope with advanced illness
Transitions PalliativeCare services are covered by Medicare Part B, Medicaid, and most private insurance companies; however, we accept patients regardless of their ability to pay.
Our providers are an extra set of eyes and ears and can offer expertise in pain and symptom management. Since the consultations take place in your own home/facility, we will call to schedule a convenient time for you and your family and we can coordinate care if multiple doctors are involved.
Our palliative care team includes physicians and advanced practice providers (NP/PA), social workers, spiritual care counselors, and nurse navigators. Visits are based on each individual’s needs and typically occur every 8-12 weeks.
We specialize in helping patients manage the symptoms of chronic advanced illness such as shortness of breath, anxiety/depression, lack of appetite, malignant pain, and more.
Chronic pain management is reviewed on a case-by-case basis to assess if Transitions PalliativeCare is the most appropriate provider to alleviate your symptoms.
While hospice may be the best option for terminally ill patients, some patients have not yet reached that point, they still have chronic, life limiting illness. Palliative care clinicians are experts in managing the symptoms of chronic advanced illness, like pain, shortness of breath, anxiety/depression, lack of appetite, etc.