Quality of life is our commitment.

Liberty Palliative Care’s focus is to enhance quality of life by reducing or alleviating the symptoms inherent with a serious life-limiting illness. Our care focuses on increasing comfort through prevention and treatment of symptoms so you can enjoy life and daily activities without unnecessary discomfort.

Palliative care offers specialized medical care that transitions individuals through a serious life-limiting illness and can be administered simultaneously with other treatments and therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy or chemo.

Care designed for your comfort.

At Liberty, we make it a point to care for the whole person and your family — addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs while providing support and assistance to your family as well. Our team works with your physicians to provide an extra layer of support through our comprehensive care while helping you navigate the healthcare process so you can make choices that are right for you.

Palliative care services include:

  • Expert medical care from a Nurse Practitioner, RN and Social Worker
  • Symptom management related to a life-limiting illness
  • Hospice care discussion/promoting quality of life
  • Advance care planning and goals of care discussion
  • Physical, emotional and spiritual support

Through our continuum of care, Liberty Home Care can also provide home health services if needed.

Palliative Care Frequently Asked Questions

When is it time for palliative care?

Palliative care can help during the first stages of a life-limiting illness. We believe people benefit most when palliative care is initiated during this time and provided throughout curative treatments. Typical diagnoses prompting palliative care include cancer, cardiac disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), neuromuscular diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), scleroderma and renal failure.

Who pays for palliative care?

Medicare Part B, most Medicare Advantage plans and most private health insurance plans cover palliative care.

Where is palliative care provided?

Wherever you call home, whether in a skilled nursing center, assisted living community or a private home, we answer the call with a personalized plan of care.

What are goals of care and advance care planning?

When it comes to your health, engaging in meaningful conversations about your goals of care is critical to providing a person-centered care plan that aligns with your preferences and values. Advance care planning outlines future medical decisions if you become seriously ill and are unable to communicate your wishes. This relieves your family or caregivers from the burden of having to make difficult decisions on your behalf.

How is palliative care different than hospice care?

Palliative care can be offered as an intervention during the course of a life-limiting illness, along with curative therapies meant to prolong life. Hospice care focuses on comfort when curative treatments end and life expectancy is six months or less.