More Feel-Good Days are Possible
Palliative care helps you feel better more frequently during a serious illness.
Palliative care is a type of medical treatment that eases or cures the symptoms of serious or chronic illnesses. Improving your quality of life shouldn’t feel out of reach. Palliative care helps you and your family through the healing journey by supplementing your existing medical treatments.
With a focus on caring for people of all ages, who have ongoing or serious illness, palliative care helps you and your family by:
- Relieving pain and other distressing symptoms that result from a chronic condition or treatment.
- Planning life around care and treatment.
- Supporting and navigating you through the stress of living with an illness.
- Improving your overall quality of life.
Are Agape Healthcare palliative services right for me?
Call us at 720.482.1988 and ask our team how they can help you. The sooner we get involved, the more we can help.
Your Care Team
Our palliative care Nurse Practitioner will be your primary point of contact. If you require additional support, another member of our team, typically a social worker, may help.
The best care team is an integrated one. Our team supplements the care you receive from your existing medical team, that is managing your curative medicine treatment. We travel to you, whether you are at home, in an assisted living facility, or medical facility.
Pain & Symptom Management
Feeling better as quickly as possible is your top priority and ours. Pain, discomfort, anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, nausea, gastric distress, and other conditions take a toll on your mental, emotional, and physical being. Our specially trained medical team addresses acute symptoms and works with you to manage recurring and long-term issues so you can control them and your day instead of having them control you.
Once you are an Agape patient, the frequency of our visits and level of treatment will depend on your customized care plan. Usually, a palliative Nurse Practitioner will visit you once a month.
We understand that any change in healthcare may spark fear or anxiety. We’re here to answer all of your questions and guide you to what you may need at this moment. Helping you feel better, so you can live better—that’s what matters. Give us a call!
Top Questions about Palliative Care
If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 720.482.1988.
Palliative care is for anyone of any age with a serious or chronic illness, who is receiving curative or life-sustaining medical treatment. Serious illnesses include but are not limited to cancer, dementia, heart failure, Parkinson’s disease, pulmonary disease, and more. With palliative care, the goal is to help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Palliative care is designed to help anywhere along the course of an illness and is not specific to a terminal diagnosis.
There is no reason to wait. Our philosophy is to provide early and ongoing support for serious health conditions. You do not have to be in pain or experiencing negative symptoms in order to benefit.
Care is provided wherever a patient calls home: a personal residence, in-patient facility, assisted living, or skilled nursing home. Agape Healthcare’s services are provided in addition to your routine medical care.
Medicare or Medicaid covers most palliative care expenses. The Department of Veterans Affairs may provide coverage to veterans. Private insurance may cover the remaining gaps.
For more information about Medicare-covered hospice and palliative care expenses, visit MedicareResources.org.
If your existing medical team determines that curative treatments are no longer an option and estimates that you may have less than six months to live, you can transition from palliative to hospice care. Starting with Agape Healthcare for palliative care treatment will make the transition to hospice a smooth one, should it be needed.
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