Family In-Home Palliative Care

Palliative care is a specialized form of medical care focused on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people with serious or advanced illness.  It aims to reduce suffering, protect dignity, and improve quality of life for patients and families. Palliative care services can be appropriate at any age or at any time during a person’s illness, and can be provided in a variety of settings, including the home.

Family LifeCare has established a new program, an In-Home Palliative Care service, which allows individuals impacted by a serious or life-limiting illness to receive quality symptom management while receiving curative or aggressive treatment.

Who can receive palliative care?

Patients of all ages whose condition is considered poor or guarded, including pediatric patients.  Palliative care patients can be seeking curative or comfort care and may be receiving Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), dialysis, transfusions, chemotherapy, or radiation treatments.

What is the difference between palliative care and hospice?

Hospice care is for patients who have decided not to seek curative care and have a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Hospice provides comfort care. Palliative Care can be provided along with curative care at any point in an illness.

What are the benefits of palliative care?

  • Help and support in making difficult health care choices
  • Support to help the patient and family cope with the illness
  • Care based on the patient’s wishes and goals
  • Quality pain and symptom management

In-Home Palliative Care Team of Skilled Professionals includes:

  • Nurses
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Home health aides
  • Social workers
  • Spiritual care

To learn more about this new program and speak to an individual regarding your individualized questions, call 800-355-2817.

We want to help and we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All services are provided without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry.

Frequently asked questions about In-Home Palliative Care

In-Home Palliative Care is one of your Medicare benefits. In order for your expenses to be covered through Medicare, you must meet Medicare guidelines, which include MD-ordered services and any medical necessity that requires skilled intervention.

At Family In-Home Palliative Care, we accept Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, VA, Choice, SSBG, Commercial Insurance and Private Pay.

To provide you answers and a sense of security, Family In-Home Palliative Care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist you. Call us today!

Homebound is defined as lacking the normal ability to leave your home – not unable to leave the home by Medicare. This definition typically applies to individuals utilizing their Medicare benefit to pay for our services. Family In-Home Palliative Care encourages you to call our organization to learn more about being homebound and whether it is necessary to qualify for our services.

Do you have to meet homebound criteria?

DEPENDS:
Medicare – – – YES
Medicaid – – – NO
VA – – – NO
Commercial Insurance – – – Depends on your plan

Yes. There are various In-Home Palliative Care agencies in your area; however, not all of them provide the same services. We encourage you to interview a couple of agencies to determine which agency best fits your specific needs.

Family In-Home Palliative Care serves the following counties in Indiana: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Wabash, and Wells.

Family In-Home Palliative Care encourages you to call today at 800-355-2817 to learn more about how our In-Home Palliative Care services can assist you in the home. Once we have obtained a physician order and established a plan of care, we can begin services immediately.