South Portland, Maine Palliative Care Provider
About Amedisys Palliative Care Services in South Portland
Amedisys Palliative Care in South Portland provides relief from the symptoms, side effects and stress resulting from a serious illness. Our primary goal is to improve quality of life for you and your family.
You can receive palliative care in South Portland at any point in a serious illness. Palliative care provides an extra layer of support that can enhance medical treatments for a variety of illnesses. With the support of palliative care, your symptoms will be well-managed, which will allow you to feel better and do the things that are important to you.
Palliative Care Services in South Portland
Our team coordinates closely with you, your family and your healthcare providers to help you set and reach your goals. You'll partner with compassionate nurse practitioners who have a variety of special skills in disease management. Palliative care is typically covered by Medicare B and many private insurance plans.
Some of the services commonly offered in palliative care include:
- Goals of care discussions
- Advanced care planning
- Family meetings
- Education, support and resources as your illness progresses
How Palliative Care Helps
Receiving palliative care in South Portland has several benefits:
- Relief of pain and other distressing symptoms
- Improved quality of life
- Initial consultation and follow-up visits by a nurse practitioner
- Emotional support for you and your family
- Greater independence
- Fewer hospitalizations
- Better understanding of your disease process
Call Amedisys Palliative Care in South Portland at (207) 772-0929 to see if palliative care is right for you or your loved one. We will obtain an order from your doctor and set up an initial consultation to answer your questions and help you map out next steps.
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