Palliative Care —

CrestCare helps families and patients alike navigate the challenges of facing serious illness and managing symptoms while continuing to pursue curative treatment.

What is the benefit of Palliative Care?

  • Reduction of symptom burden through expert management
  • Focus on patient and family priorities, not prognosis
  • Communication about treatment options related to serious illness
  • Coordination with other physicians and specialists regarding care plan

This type of care takes into account the patient and family goals and priorities, not prognosis.

What symptoms are typically focused on?

Palliative Care can enhance quality of life through expert management of:

  • Complex pain
  • Nausea
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping

Palliative Care Team

The CrestCare team of multidisciplinary medical providers coordinate with the patient’s primary care network and then work with the patient and family to help define treatment goals.

The CrestCare team addresses:

  • Pain Management
  • Symptom and Treatment Protocol
  • Community Resources
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Family and Patient Communications
  • Advance Care Planning

Accessing Palliative Care

Medicare and other insurance often cover the cost of Palliative Care. CrestCare will help the patient and family begin the process of gaining a referral from a physician or facility, then coordinate the next steps needed to help the patient gain the care they need.

As specialists in the local community, the CrestCare team can offer guidance or connect you with resources.