Methodist Home Health in Omaha, Nebraska, offers palliative care, also known as comfort care. Palliative care can improve the quality of life for patients with a serious or chronic illness, especially those suffering from chronic or persistent pain.
While palliative care is often a bridge to hospice care, the two have important differences. Palliative care patients may or may not have a life-limiting illness, and they may or may not have decided to discontinue curative treatment. Palliative care may become appropriate when an illness fails to respond to treatment, as a supplement to curative treatment or as a respite from aggressive medical therapies.
Common medical conditions that may benefit from home palliative care include:
- Congestive heart failure
- Kidney (renal) disease
- Arthritis and osteoporosis
- Respiratory disorders, including COPD and emphysema
- Neurological disorders, including MS and ALS
Palliative care by a experienced care professional in the patient's home addresses the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the patient and his or her family and offers the patient an improved quality of life.
Palliative Care can be done under Medicare or with insurances as long as there is a skilled need. Call us for more information to see if you might qualify. 402-354-3200.
Comments from patients:
"The nursing staff was extraordinary. They did an excellent job."
"Excellent level of caring and courtesy."
"Treated me with respect. Very professional."
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