Palliative Care Plus (PCP) is a free program designed for patients with a chronic, progressive illness who need assistance with resources or need support to help manage their condition. PCP provides a physician, nurse, social worker, and volunteer who help:
- Control pain and symptoms
- Ensure access to community resources
- Arrange for support with light errands, companionship, or other needs
- Support the patient and family
Palliative Care Plus can help if you:
- Have a progressive, chronic illness or other life-limiting disease and
- Need assistance navigating the healthcare system or
- Are still seeking curative treatment, but need in-home support to help manage your condition
- Would like care that is overseen by a board-certified physician in palliative care.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I receive Palliative Care even if I’m still pursuing aggressive treatments, such as chemotherapy?
Yes. In fact, PCP services may be particularly useful to you in this situation.
If I’m a home health patient or a nursing home patient, do I qualify for PCP?
Yes. The PCP team can make home visits to you and your family, even if you are currently being seen by home health. Nursing home patients may also have palliative care.
What can the PCP team do to help me?
The team supplements your care by serving as a liaison between your physician(s) and community resources. The team helps ensure pain and symptom control and offers practical support to your family.
How do I request Palliative Care services?
Anyone can make a PCP referral or just call to ask questions about the program. Simply call 859-986-1500 or 1-800-806-5492.