Palliative Care


What is palliative care?
Who is eligible?
How is palliative care paid for?
Where is palliative care offered?

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is comprehensive treatment of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious or life-limiting illness. It does not replace a patient’s primary treatment, but rather works together with the treatment they are already receiving. The goal of palliative care is to ease physical and emotional suffering and improve the quality of life for both the patient and their family.

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Who is eligible?

Any person, from infants to elderly, with a serious or life-limiting illness, who is experiencing pain and other distressing symptoms, can receive the support of palliative care.

If you or a loved one is actively seeking aggressive treatment or no longer meet hospice eligibility requirements, MJHS can still help support you in symptom management with our MJHS Palliative Care Program. You can choose to go back to hospice at any time if the disease progression meets the guidelines of eligibility.

MJHS Palliative Care can help address any questions you may have about eligibility.

Just call us at: 877-218-0230.

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How is palliative care paid for?

Palliative care services are paid for like any other medical consultation and should be covered by your insurance plan. At the time of your referral, our Access Coordinators will assist you in verifying your insurance benefits and answering any questions you may have about our services.

Costs for the extraordinary services offered by our Palliative Care Program are offset, in part, by grants from the MJHS Foundation, which relies on the support of generous donors like you and the Employee Giving Campaign.

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Where is palliative care offered?

The MJHS Palliative Care program is offered in a variety of settings to ensure that patients have access to it when and where they need it. Patients receive our palliative care services in their homes, assisted living communities, nursing homes, one of our residences or hospitals across Greater New York and Nassau County.

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