Our Palliative Care team

 

On January 1, 2024, Aspire Health and CareMore Health will become Carelon Health.
There isn’t anything you need to do. The name is the only thing that’s changing. You’ll still receive the same care and services, from the same people, in the same places as you do now.

Patients can receive experienced, compassionate, and expert care in the comfort of home from a team that makes up one of the nation’s largest Palliative Care programs. 

Our Palliative Care is designed to complement and improve the care a patient receives from doctors who are treating their illness. It’s appropriate at any age and at any stage, and care can be in person or through telehealth with a phone or video call.

A specially trained team — just for you

Our Palliative Care team members are either board certified or palliative-medicine certified. They are unwavering in their dedication to a patient’s unique needs as well as those of caregivers and loved ones. Most often the team includes:

Advanced practice provider (APP)

An APP is a physician assistant or nurse practitioner who is the patient’s main contact. The APP provides symptom and medication management, treatment education and guidance, emotional support, and coordination of care with the patient’s primary care doctor or specialist.

Social worker

Every social worker is equipped to provide personalized support to a patient and their family to help them manage mental, emotional, nutritional, and social challenges. They can also work to connect patients to resources within their community.

Doctor

Our doctors work closely with the APP and oversee all aspects of care planning and management.

Registered nurse

To support the APP, a registered nurse helps provide care coordination, disease and medication education, and acute symptom management.

Leave your worries behind

Our care teams are experts in caring for people experiencing the symptoms and stress of illnesses that include, but are not limited to, AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), cancer, congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), dementia, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease.

Care team members know the ins and outs and ups and downs of serious or chronic conditions. They serve as advocates for patients and as mentors to caregivers. Best of all, they’ll be there with you every step of the way.

What people have to say about Palliative Care

Learn about what to expect from Palliative Care