Palliative Care in Riverside, Corona & Long Beach
Palliative care is a specialized form of care that is designed to provide relief from the symptoms and pain associated with serious illness and to provide comfort and support to the individual and their loved ones. Palliative care can help to improve the quality of life of individuals who are facing a serious illness, by helping to reduce the amount of suffering that they experience. Palliative care is more designed to provide services with a “serious” illness that may still be going through treatment.
At Care Dimensions Healthcare, we provide palliative care services to individuals and their loved ones in the Riverside, Corona, and Long Beach areas. We offer a variety of services, including assistance with pain and symptom management, care coordination with your healthcare team, and developing your plan of care.
Our Treatment Goals: For Palliative Care in Riverside, Corona & Long Beach
We understand that one of the main goals of palliative care is to relieve the symptoms and pain of serious illness. Our team of specialists is dedicated to providing the highest quality care possible, while simultaneously minimizing the impact that the illness has on the individual and their loved ones.
One of the Best Palliative Medicine specialists – Riverside, Corona & Long Beach
We have a team of experienced professionals who specialize in providing palliative care services. We understand the importance of providing individualized care, and our team is dedicated to working with each patient to provide the best possible palliative care in Riverside, Corona & Long Beach.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Palliative Care?
A: Palliative care is a specialized form of care that is designed for those living with a serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of serious illness. The palliative care team works to prevent or ease suffering, improve quality of life for both the patient and their family, and help patients and their families make difficult health care decisions.
Q: What are the Benefits of Palliative Care?
A: Palliative care can help to improve the quality of life of individuals who are facing a serious illness, by helping to reduce the amount of suffering that they experience. Palliative care can be provided alongside of your current treatment and care. Your palliative care team works with your current doctor and others to provide specific treatments and care plans.
Q: When is Palliative Care Appropriate?
A: Palliative care is often appropriate when the individual is living with aserious illness, such as heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, dementia, Parkinson’s disease or many others.
Q: How Do I Know Palliative Care is Right for Me?
A: People living with a serious illness such as cancer, heart disease, lung disease, or kidney failure, may experience emotional or physical pain related to their illness. If you’re having trouble coping with this pain, palliative care may be right for you. If you are considering using palliative care, the best way to find out is to speak with a specialist at our clinic. We will be able to provide you with a detailed assessment of your situation and help you to determine if home care palliative is the best option for you.
Q: Can I Still Receive Curative Treatments While Using Palliative Care?
A: Yes, in palliative care, a person does not have to give up treatment that might cure a serious illness. Palliative care can be provided along with curative treatment and may begin at the time of diagnosis. Over time, if the doctor or the palliative care team believes ongoing treatment is no longer helping, there are two possibilities. Palliative care could transition to hospice care if the doctor believes the person is likely to die within six months (see What does the hospice six-month requirement mean?). Or, the palliative care team could continue to help with increasing emphasis on comfort care.
Q: Who Pays for Palliative Care?
A: Most private insurance plans at least partially cover palliative care services. Medicare and Medicaid also typically cover most of these services. Veterans may be eligible for palliative care through the VA. Check with your doctor and insurance to see what will be covered in your situation.
Contact Care Dimensions Healthcare Today for Palliative Care in Riverside, Corona & Long Beach
Learn more about our palliative care services in Riverside, Corona, and Long Beach today. Contact us to learn more about palliative care in Corona.