The Alliance covers in-home palliative care services for members with a life-threatening illness. Palliative care is a special service that helps relieve symptoms such as pain, nausea, or anxiety that can happen when someone has a very difficult illness. A palliative care nurse or social worker can come to your home to talk to you and your family about how to take care of your symptoms. Palliative care services can be given while you are getting regular medical care from your doctor or clinic. You do not have to stop getting care that might cure you.
Palliative care services can be given to adults with the following diagnoses:
- Advanced cancer
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Liver disease
Palliative care services can be given to children with any life threatening diagnosis or illness.
You can work with your doctor to find out if you might need palliative care services. They can get an authorization for you to get these services. If you are a provider, please click here.