The best time to start palliative care is when you are diagnosed with a serious illness. Why does it make sense to start so soon?
Serious illnesses can take a huge physical, mental, and financial toll on you and your caregivers. Starting palliative care early can help you reduce or avoid some of the stress associated with your condition. If your illness gets worse, your palliative health services can shift to match your changing needs. Your care team can help you with advanced-care planning and end-of-life treatment decisions if needed, or help you transition to hospice care if that becomes necessary.
At Carelon Health, we provide palliative care with a goal of improving your holistic quality of life and well-being. We are the nation’s largest provider of non-hospice, community-based palliative care services, offering in-home and telehealth care in 44 states. Our approach provides specialized, coordinated care for anyone with a serious illness, matching our high-quality services and care to your unique needs. You’ll also receive care services for disease management, symptom control, and behavioral support, while still receiving medical treatment to cure your illness. This provides an extra layer of whole-health support to you and your caregivers and can prevent the need for more intensive services like emergency room visits and inpatient hospitalizations.
Now that you know more about this form of specialized care, you may realize it's a good time for you to learn more. To get started, talk to your doctor about a referral. There’s no need to wait. Discover how Carelon Health’s experienced and compassionate palliative care can help you feel better while improving your health.