Palliative Care Program

UltimatePlus Hospice’s Palliative Care Program expertly brings together our palliative care team – made up of skilled in-home clinicians from different disciplines. Ultimate’s Director of Nursing, certified in Palliative Care by the California State University’s Shiley Institute, works hand-in-hand with Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, and other members of our clinical team to provide unmatched care. The program uses the latest physician supervised processes in order to manage symptoms of chronic disease in a supportive methodology that teaches patients and their families the skills needed to live with chronic symptoms.

UltimatePlus Hospice offers comprehensive services that deal with the whole patient and caregiver in the place that the patient calls home – whether that’s in a community, a facility, or a patient’s home.

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Program Features

  • Overseen by Palliative Care Certified clinicians
  • Supervised and supported by physicians
  • Personalized care plan
  • Processes informed by the latest research
  • Multi-discipline in-home clinical team
  • Education for family, caregivers and patients
  • Palliative Care Program Guide:
    • Comprehensive care guide including detailed information on the benefits of palliative care, common diagnoses, medication education, goals tracking, and other features
    • Symptom management tool to quickly and accurately identify changes in condition
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Program Goals

  • Manage chronic symptoms
  • Reduce required visits to the hospital
  • Improve independence
  • Improve movement and activity
  • Educate on when to call for help

Palliative Care – What you need to know

When a loved one is seriously ill, it changes all parts of your life. You might feel powerless or alone. It may be hard for you to enjoy life. Where do you turn? Palliative care can help.

Palliative care is focused on comfort and compassion. It also adapts to the special needs of each person. In fact, “Palliate” means relieve – which accurate describes this program’s goal of relieving disease symptoms.

This type of care treats the whole person – physically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally – by using an interdisciplinary team. This care team is made up of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and of course the patients and their family members.

Palliative care is for anyone who is seriously ill. It is care that can eb provided at any age and at any stage of a disease. It can also be given along with curative treatment.

Some insurance plans cover all or part of palliative care treatments. Medicare and Medicaid may also cover the costs.

Who can Benefit:

Patients with serious illnesses:

  • ALS
  • Cancer
  • Heart Failure (HF)
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Emphysema
  • Lung disease
Patients with chronic diseases:

  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
Common symptoms:

  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Dyspnea
  • Fatigue
  • Anorexia
  • Constipation
  • Delirium
  • Diarrhea
  • Incontinence
  • Depression
  • Nonhealing wounds
  • Pruritus
  • Insomnia

UltimatePlus Hospice’s Palliative Care Program provides unmatched care with the goal of symptom relief. For further information and to see if you qualify, please call 214-427-8227.