Things You Should Know About Palliative Care

Palliative Medicine is not the same as hospice care.
Unlike hospice care, which is intended for people in the final months of life, you can receive palliative medicine support at the same time you are receiving standard medical care.

It’s never too early to begin palliative care.
Palliative Medicine support should occur at the same time as all other treatments for your illness. It does not depend upon your prognosis, so there’s no reason to wait. Pain and other symptoms affect your quality of life and the stress can have a big impact on your family.

Your insurance may cover palliative care.
Most insurance plans, including Medicare, cover palliative care services. Pacific Cancer Care has billing specialists that will contact your insurance company for you to verify benefits.