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Palliative Care Program

For patients pursuing treatments, our Palliative Care Program delivers pain and symptom relief.

Feel comfortable as you continue treatments

The word palliative (sounds like “narrative”) means medical care that focuses on comfort. As a premier hospice provider for over 25 years, pain and symptom management is one of our specialties. We developed our Palliative Care Program to bring comfort to patients who are pursuing curative or life-prolonging treatments, as an added layer of care.

Our staff will come to you–either in person or via telehealth–so you won’t have to leave the comfort of your home. In addition to being comfortable and supported, studies show that patients who utilize palliative care are more likely to make a complete recovery.

Medical Care

Nurse Practitioners:

  • Deliver comfort through expert pain and symptom management.
  • Provide education about disease progression and medication management.
  • Offer guidance for treatment options and goals of care.
  • Work hand-in-hand with your doctors and specialists.

Emotional and Social Care

Social Workers:

  • Provide emotional and social support.
  • Coordinate additional care and services.
  • Assist with advance directives and care planning.

Which program is right for you?

Hospice and palliative are similar but different. Hospice offers more services and has more eligibility requirements. Palliative offers fewer services but has fewer eligibility requirements.

Here is how our Palliative Care Program compares to our hospice services:

PalliativeHospice
Eligible while pursuing treatments
Eligible with more than a 6-month prognosis
Unity becomes main healthcare provider
Expert pain and symptom management
Emotional and social support
Medications covered and provided
Medical supplies covered and provided
Medical equipment covered and provided
Regularly scheduled care
24/7 emergency care
Dedicated nurse and social worker
Comprehensive team of caregivers:
Dedicated nurse, CNA, social worker, chaplain, volunteers, and more
Respite care
Life enrichment programs
12 months of grief support
Unity’s premier care

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