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Frequently Asked Questions about Palliative Care

Frequently Asked Questions about Palliative Care

We are here to help people control symptoms at any age and any stage of illness, whether it is curable, chronic or life-threatening.

What is palliative care?

Palliative medicine is a specialty focused on relieving the symptoms that often accompany a serious illness or condition, providing the best possible quality of life for you and your loved ones. We spend as much time as you need to understand available treatment options, establish goals of care and anticipate future needs.

Is palliative care the same as hospice care?

Palliative care brings comfort from at any stage of illness, offering relief while curative treatments are being pursued.  Hospice care is specifically designed for individuals who have limited life expectancy and no longer benefit from curative measures.

Who initiates contact with Trustbridge Palliative?

Anyone may contact us. However, before services are provided, a physician’s order must be obtained. You can ask your physician to order a Trustbridge Palliative consultation or you can call us directly at (866) 640-6804.

Who pays for palliative care?

Medicare, Medicaid, and many private insurance plans cover the services provided by a palliative care consultation, according to the contract provisions of the insured’s policy.

Who can benefit from palliative care?

Anyone who is suffering from a serious illness or condition can benefit from palliative care, regardless of age, diagnosis or stage of disease.

How can I benefit from palliative care?

Our team provides expert treatment of pain and other physical symptoms to achieve optimal relief. We offer emotional and spiritual support to help you cope with illness. In addition, we partner with you, your loved ones and the other physicians involved in your care. 

Ask your physician to order a Trustbridge Palliative consultation, or contact us directly at (866) 640-6804.

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