Is Palliative Care For Me?
If you have a chronic, progressive illness and want to make the most of each day, Carle can help.
Palliative care may be right for you if:
- You would like more care and support for your illness.
- You believe help managing your pain and symptoms would make life better for you.
- You have been in and out of the hospital with increasing frequency.
- You are moving from one care setting to another (for example, hospital to home).
- Your illness is creating stress for you and your family.
What Services Does Carle Palliative Care Offer?
Your goals, wishes and needs are at the center of the care we provide. We work with you to build a personalized plan to help you live life the way you want.
We can provide:
- Hospital, clinic, home and phone visits determined by the severity of your illness. Outpatient consultations may be covered by Medicare and most private insurance. We can help determine coverage before service begins.
- Personalized consultation for managing your symptoms.
- Coordination with your physician to help ensure your whole care team is well informed about your care.
- Specialized care for your physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Our team can connect you with community resources to help improve your quality of life.
- Support and education for you and your loved ones to help better understand your illness, medications and situation.
- Help talking with your family about future plans or health care decisions.
Phone: (217) 383-6744
How Do I Begin Palliative Care?
To learn more about palliative care, talk with your physician or call (217) 383-6744, Monday through Friday, 8-4 p.m. (excluding holidays).
Circle of Care Perinatal Bereavement Program
Our Circle of Care palliative care program is designed to support families who choose to continue pregnancy after receiving a difficult diagnosis. Specialists from several disciplines – including social work, pastoral care, genetic counseling, maternal fetal medicine, NICU, obstetrics and gynecology, hospice, labor and delivery, and postpartum – work together to provide you with complete medical and emotional support.
For more information or to donate to the program, contact Linda Ellison, Circle of Care program coordinator, at (217) 326-3196.