Benefits of Palliative Care

Ongoing communication with your care team, offering recommendations to lessen symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping. At Palliative Care of Southern Kentucky, we believe in the the right to compassionate and dignified care tailored to each individual’s unique situation and condition.

Why Choose Palliative Care

Palliative Care aims to improve the quality of life for both patient and family by providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Palliative Care of Southern Kentucky works with your primary care doctors and specialists to provide extra support in the home setting. Our Nurse Practitioner will come to your home and do an initial consult.

Who Could Benefit

Consider a palliative care consultation if the patient has:

  • Declining function and decreased ability to complete daily activities.
  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Increased physician or emergency room visits in the last year.
  • Need for assistance with complex decision-making for treatment options and goals of care for a new diagnosis of a life-limiting illness.
  • Diagnoses include, but are not limited to, cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, Lung disease, Alzheimer’s, Dementia, COPD, ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s disease.

Other Information

Payment of Service – Palliative Care of Southern Kentucky services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans.

Advanced Care Planning Assistance is a critical component of your personal healthcare plan, ensuring that your wishes are honored. We encourage everyone communicate their healthcare decisions to family, close friends and primary healthcare providers.

We offer guidance in completing your advanced directives.

Proudly Serving: Warren, Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, and Simpson counties.