Family Palliative Care

Helping you manage the pain and stress of a serious illness.

Palliative Care

Frequently asked questions about Palliative Care

Palliative care focuses on enhancing the comfort and quality of life for individuals who are suffering with pain and/or other symptoms, such as nausea, shortness of breath, anxiety, etc. related to a serious illness.

Enhancing quality of life for patients who are suffering with pain or other symptoms related to a serious illness.

  • Pain
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • And more…

No, you do not have to be on hospice or have a terminal illness to receive palliative care services.

  • Family Palliative Care office
  • Within your nursing facility residence
  • In your own home, if unable to travel

It is primarily a physician visit, so it is paid the same as your family doctor is paid with Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, Medicaid, and commercial plans.

Just ask for a referral from your family or attending physician. Call us at 1-800-355-2817 and we will help you with the rest!

Deb Fiechter

Nurse Practitioner


  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Trained by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC), Hospice of the Bluegrass

Contact Family Palliative Care at 1-800-355-2817 for more information.