Symptom Management

Easing the symptoms of acute or chronic disease starts with CareBridge Palliative Care

It's not easy to watch a loved one suffer.
CareBridge can help.

Being diagnosed with an acute or chronic serious illness is stressful for both patients and family members. Worries about the diagnosis, how it will affect quality of life, healthcare costs and finding caregivers all adds to the stress. With CareBridge Palliative Care, patients receive support and care that will help them feel better. They can expect relief from pain, stress and other physical and emotional symptoms of chronic illness.

What are the benefits of symptom management?

Managing symptoms is an important part of treatment. While a medical specialist typically treats the overlying condition, the underlying symptoms or side effects can be equally emotionally and physically draining. The CareBridge Palliative Care team works to treat those side effects as quickly, and as early in the diagnosis, as possible. Left untreated, symptoms could lead to psychological, social or spiritual challenges, so it’s vital to create a holistic treatment plan that addresses all of these needs.

How does CareBridge Palliative Care manage symptoms?

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 symptoms that are 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 to gain more control over their healthcare. 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 pain 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.

What types of side effects or symptoms can be managed by CareBridge Palliative Care?

Palliative care teams can help manage a variety of physical and mental symptoms of acute or chronic disease, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Discomfort
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Pain

Which conditions could require symptom management?

Most serious chronic or acute illnesses can cause side effects. CareBridge Palliative Care can relieve symptoms of 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 symptom 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 symptom management?

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 symptom 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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