Cornerstone Palliative Care is a specialized plan of medical care for people living with serious, illness and focuses on providing relief and improving the quality of life for the patient. We create a care plan for you that works alongside any ongoing treatment you are receiving from other physicians. As our patient, you are surrounded by a team of professionals including a physician or nurse practitioner for medical direction, social worker, counselor and a chaplain who provide support for emotional and spiritual needs which can arise when dealing with serious illness.
Cornerstone Palliative Care is a consideration for anyone dealing with symptoms such as:
- Uncontrolled pain
- Shortness of breath
For more information or to schedule a palliative care appointment call: 844-599-1100
HOSPICE OR PALLIATIVE CARE?
Palliative care is designed to provide relief from symptoms of a disease or chronic illness. One doctor may provide palliative care while another doctor works to cure your illness. Hospice care is for those for whom no cure is possible, and is generally considered a benefit for what is expected to be the last six months of life.
HOW TO GET PALLIATIVE CARE
Usually a patient's care with Cornerstone Palliative Care begins with a recommendation from their primary care or other doctor. It is important to remember that you do not quit seeing your personal physician. Our palliative care team coordinates with your other doctors to achieve the best care plan for you. There are occasions when someone is curious if they would qualify for palliative care. Cornerstone's great team of professionals can help guide you through the process to determine if palliative care is the right plan for you. To learn more, simply call us at your convenience at 844-599-1100.
WHO PAYS FOR PALLIATIVE CARE?
Cornerstone Palliative Care can be covered by Medicare or Medicaid and most private insurance plans. Financial situations can differ from patient to patient, so we will work with you and your insurance provider to determine any copays or deductibles that may be required. To get answers to your questions about payment for palliative care, simply call one of our Cornerstone team members at 844-599-1100.