• Palliative Care FAQs

  • Palliative care is appropriate at any stage of a serious illness, at any age. Pediatric palliative care is offered through The Butterfly Program.

    Palliative care is appropriate for anyone diagnosed with a progressive, chronic, critical or life-threatening illness. This includes but is not limited to patients with:

    • Cancer
    • Heart failure
    • Severe diabetes
    • Stroke
    • Kidney failure
    • Advanced Alzheimer's disease
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Patients with a lack of response to curative therapies
    • Spiritual and/or emotional distress
    No. If special equipment or special assistance is needed, a palliative care team member can coordinate with Centura Health at Home to get the resources the patient needs.
    Any member of the palliative care team may visit including an advanced practice nurse/registered nurse, social worker, non-denominational chaplain, physician or other health care providers.
    Medicare covers a portion of the cost for palliative care, however patients are responsible for co-pay.
    The patient's physician needs to write an order for palliative care. Referrals can be faxed to 303-561-5300.
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