Palliative care program in Charleston, SC

Palliative care focuses on maximizing the quality of life for people with severe or chronic illnesses. This specialized care provides patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of their condition. Additionally, it adds an extra layer of support to assist with patient and family communication and service coordination.

In partnership with SC House Calls, our palliative care program is operated by a team of specialists who work together to provide an extra layer of support. Your team works together to ensure you have the best care plan in place and have your emotional, social and spiritual needs addressed.

If you believe you or a loved one may benefit from palliative care, we can help with a referral or scheduling a consultation. Please call our team at (843) 797-0416.

Accessing supportive care

Palliative care is provided at any age and any stage of the disease process, especially if it has resulted in multiple hospitalizations, emergency room or intensive care visits. It helps you manage your illness, better understand your condition and your choices for care. You, a loved one or your doctor can recommend a referral to palliative care. Most insurance plans cover all or part of your care.

Palliative care does not necessarily mean a patient is dying. Sometimes, a condition is cured or significantly improved, and a patient no longer needs it. Many people move in and out of care as needed. Common illnesses affecting patients who can benefit from palliative care include heart disease, various types of cancer, kidney failure and Parkinson's disease.