More Comfort, Less Stress
Chronic pain and the stress of worry can worsen the effects of many illnesses, making life more difficult for patients and their families. And it’s not just pain. Serious illnesses such as cancer, COPD, Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, and dementia cause a wide range of troublesome symptoms.
At Interim HealthCare of the Newport News & Virginia Beach, our palliative care is designed to complement medical treatment. It helps patients and family caregivers gain better control over their symptoms, and makes every day significantly more comfortable and positive.
Our experienced palliative care team will assist you in managing your condition and your treatments so that you can experience improved:
- Relief from symptoms including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, numbness and problems with sleep
- Ability to tolerate medical treatments
- Understanding of your condition and your choices for medical care
- Strength to carry on with your daily life
Patient-Centered Care Enriches Daily Living
For every patient and family we support, we customize home care to treat the whole person, engaging the mind, body and spirit. This holistic approach often includes activities, education and companionship, along with the necessary personal care and skilled nursing services your loved one needs to live their life to the fullest. Providing palliative care is highly personal for us too, and we will treat your family exactly how we would want to be treated in the same situation.
Don’t Wait to Start In-Home Palliative Care
You can start palliative care at any time, but the sooner home care begins, the sooner patients can find relief. Family caregivers, too. Palliative care is even covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurance plans.
You may already have been referred to a palliative care team, but if not, it's important to ask your doctor for a referral. Interim HealthCare Palliative Care teams work together with primary physicians, so individuals do not have to give up their own doctors. We're here to answer any questions you may have regarding this service, please let us help guide you in your decision process.