Pain Management

Managing the pain of acute or chronic disease starts with CareBridge Palliative Care

Those with serious illnesses don't have to live in pain.
CareBridge can help.

In addition to the disease itself, people diagnosed with acute or chronic illness can suffer from excruciating and debilitating pain. With CareBridge Palliative Care, patients can receive relief from the pain that keeps them from living full and satisfying lives.

What are the benefits of pain management?

Managing pain is an important part of treatment. While a medical specialist treats the overlying condition, the underlying pain can be equally emotionally and physically draining. The CareBridge Palliative Care team treats the pain that could lead to psychological, social or spiritual challenges.

How does CareBridge Palliative Care manage pain?

Palliative care relies on a team approach to ensure all of the patient’s needs are met. It starts with a physician referral to evaluate each patient’s symptoms. From there, a nurse practitioner will visit the patient’s home up to twice per month (depending on the patient’s needs). Each visit focuses on relieving the pain that is affecting their quality of life. The CareBridge Palliative Care team will assess the patient’s pain level and other symptoms, then help them, and their family, understand treatment options and set goals. All of this is done in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere. These visits occur during regular business hours and can not be scheduled for evenings or weekends.

Learn more about CareBridge Palliative Care’s approach to symptom management.

Are you a medical professional making a referral for CareBridge Palliative Care services?

Call (513) 528-8150, fill out our Make a Referral form or use our free screening tool to get started.​

More questions? We have the answers.

Which conditions could require pain management?

Most serious chronic or acute illnesses can cause pain and other side effects. CareBridge Palliative Care can relieve pain from conditions including, but not limited to:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Dementia
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney failure
  • Lung disease
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Neurological disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Stroke

Who pays for palliative care pain management?

Payment options typically depend on the patient’s individual plan, but palliative care is covered by most private insurance companies, and Medicare generally covers 80% of all palliative care charges.

How does someone get started with pain management services?

A referral from the patient’s primary care doctor and a face sheet of personal information should be faxed to CareBridge Palliative Care at (513) 528-8151.

Where does CareBridge provide pain management?

CareBridge Palliative Care services are offered in patients’ homes or in a healthcare communities in and around Cincinnati, Ohio, in the following counties:

  • Clermont County
  • Butler County
  • Warren County
  • Hamilton County

Are you still not sure if you or loved one needs palliative care services?

Call CareBridge Services at (513) 528-8150.

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