Relief and Comfort for Our Patients

Elizabeth Palliative Care is an integral part of our service offering at The Elizabeth Hospice. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of the illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

As a leading provider of palliative care in San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County, your care team at The Elizabeth Hospice works together with your primary care physician and other physicians to provide an added layer of support. Palliative care can be provided along with curative treatment. By relieving your symptoms, the palliative care team may actually help you improve your health.

Your palliative care team will include a:

  • Board-certified palliative care physician
  • Nurse practitioner who is an expert in pain control and symptom management
  • Nurse who assesses your condition and monitors symptoms and changes
  • Medical social worker who provides grief counseling and emotional support for you and your loved ones

Illnesses that are appropriate for palliative care include:  metastatic cancer, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson’s and more. Patients are required to have a primary care physician and follow an established plan of care which may include grief counseling.

Palliative Care Frequently Asked Questions

Palliative care providers are skilled in pain and symptom management. They can guide you and your family through your care choices. And since many services are conducted in the patient’s home or residence, people who have difficulty traveling to a doctor’s office often find that palliative care enhances their quality of life and eliminates unnecessary hospital and emergency room visits

Yes. Palliative care is part of a continuum of care. Your interdisciplinary team will regularly review your plan of care and make recommendations about whether you should continue with this type of care or if a different level of care is appropriate.

Palliative care is for patients (children and adults) with a chronic or terminal illness such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cancer, renal failure or dementia. These patients are often seeking relief from pain and other symptoms such as nausea, constipation or fatigue. Palliative care patients may be under the care of multiple specialists and need assistance establishing their care goals.

Palliative Care Insurance Coverage

Admission is based on insurance and clinical eligibility. We accept many insurance plans.

For more information about Elizabeth Palliative Care, call 833.349.2052 (toll free)