Supportive care helps patients with chronic or serious illnesses improve their quality of life. Supportive care does not focus on fixing the underlying condition but instead focuses on providing relief from symptoms and stress related to serious or chronic illness.
Supportive Care is for patients still wanting aggressive treatment for their condition.
Where patients can be seen
- Personal Homes
- Assisted Livings
- Memory Care
- Not seeing patients in the hospital at this time.
Examples of services provided
- Supportive care assists with advanced care planning and other difficult decisions.
- Prescribe treatments to manage symptoms (including but not limited to pain, nausea, shortness of breath, anxiety and insomnia) of chronic diseases Ordering labs/imaging.
- Provides education on disease progression.
- Coordinates care with other doctors and healthcare providers.
- Consults at your place of residence
- A nurse practitioner can order services from home health as needed for a limited time period
Examples of when you might choose Supportive Care
You or a loved one may choose Supportive Care if a serious illness results in difficult symptoms, such as:
- Uncontrolled pain
- Shortness of breath
- Emotional distress
Supportive Care Goals
- Provide expert symptom management
- Improve the patient’s and family’s quality of life
- Assist patients and their families in better understanding their illness and treatment options
- Empower patients and families in managing complex illnesses
- Improve patients’ ability to undergo medical treatments
- Reduce the number of hospital and emergency room visits
- Facilitate open discussions with patients and families regarding goals of care, concerns and wishes
- Help in navigating the healthcare system
- Assist in creating and updating advance care plans to include advance directives
- Collaborate with the current medical team to develope a comprehensive plan of care
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Supportive care accepts Medicare along with most commercial insurances. HCM is available to guide you to the best care for you or your loved one and answer any questions.
HCM’s supportive care team makes routine visits M-F 8am-5pm.
No on-call provider at this time. Patients will be instructed to call their PCP or go to the Urgent Care/ER
Call now to learn more (830) 992-2560