Supportive Care is a specialized program to assist you in preventing and managing the symptoms related to your illness. Supportive Care will help you and your family discover what is most important to you and help to make it happen.
- Visit you at your home to help avoid emergency room visits and hospital admissions.
- Enable you to participate as much as possible in daily activities.
- Help you know what to expect, and help you know what to do when something unexpected happens.
- Help you make medical decisions now and for your future.
Supportive Care is for people who:
- Have been told by their doctor that they have a serious illness.
- Have a limited life expectancy.
- Are not ready and may not qualify for hospice care.
- Have been hospitalized due to serious illness.
What services do Supportive Care provide?
- Help with managing symptoms such as shortness of breath, anxiety, pain, difficulty sleeping, swelling, nausea, and depression
- Telephone nurse available 24 hours a day
- Help with managing medications
- Help with locating community resources
- Education about your illness and treatment choices
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Help with medical decision-making
Who provides Supportive Care?
Professional staff are available and may include nurses, social workers, and chaplains. Supportive Care staff works together with your doctors to ensure that you receive the best care possible.
How is Supportive Care paid for?
There is a cost for Supportive Care services; however, you may qualify for Medicare coverage or be eligible for financial assistance. We will help you determine program cost and if you qualify for assistance.
For more information, please call (717) 391-2421.