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Home Health Palliative Care

If you have an advanced disease or a chronic illness, and your insurance covers skilled nursing visits at home, home health palliative care may be a good option for you.

The palliative care team visits you at home to help manage pain and other symptoms, and optimize for comfort. Palliative care, in particular, pays close attention to the physical, psychological and social aspects associated with illness. Our compassionate experts are available to help you and family members during any stage of illness.

The palliative care team can help in countless ways, including:

  • Managing difficult symptoms
    Lessen pain, ease breathing difficulties, reduce nausea and constipation, and address loss of appetite, fear, anxiety, confusion, depression and more
  • Meeting changing needs and goals
    Identify your health care wishes and help prepare you for the next step in care
  • Providing emotional support
    Offer guidance about available treatment options, provide emotional support for you, your family and caregivers, and counsel individuals or families
  • Educating
    Help you access community resources, support groups, patient education and information on specific illnesses

The Palliative Care Team

Providence palliative care professionals are experienced in managing complicated medical conditions. Each person brings a unique, complementary set of skills to the team. Together, they deliver a complete, coordinated suite of services.

Your palliative care team consists of:

  • Your personal doctor
  • Registered nurses
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Social workers
  • Home health aides
Providence Home Health Palliative Care is part of the Providence Home Services, which includes:

  • Home health
  • Hospice
  • Infusion and Pharmacy Services
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

Contact us

A serious illness can dramatically change your life and your family’s life. If you want to speak with someone who understands and can offer support, whether physically or emotionally, contact Providence Home Health Palliative Care.

King County: 425-525-4300
Snohomish County: 425-261-4800
Mason, Lewis, Thurston Counties: 800-869-7062
Spokane County: 509-534-4300

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my doctor still be involved with my care?

Absolutely. The palliative care team works with your doctor to help control pain and other symptoms. Both you and your doctor receive clear communication about your care plan, which takes place in the comfort of your home. You can expect to receive consistent, coordinated care over the course of your illness.

Will I be able to continue with my chemotherapy and other treatments while I am on palliative care?

Yes. You can benefit from palliative care and receive life-prolonging treatment at the same time. Studies show that palliative care helps those with cancer complete chemotherapy treatments and improve their quality of life.

Is palliative care the same as hospice care?

No. Palliative care is for people who need help treating pain and symptoms at any stage of illness. Hospice services, however, are reserved for end-of-life care.

Is home health palliative care covered by insurance?

Yes. Providence Home Health Palliative Care is covered if you are eligible for home health.