Arbor Palliative Care
Dealing with the symptoms of any serious illness is difficult, but special care is available to make you more comfortable. Palliative care, or comfort care, can be received at the same time that you are receiving treatments for your illness. Its primary purpose is to relieve the pain and other symptoms you are experiencing and improve your quality of life.
What is Arbor Palliative Care?
Arbor Palliative Care (APC) is a consultative service that will help those with serious illness relieve pain and other symptoms and improve quality of life. Care focuses on pain and symptom management with the goal of improving quality of life and reducing the likelihood of emergency room visits and re-hospitalization.
APC works with your physician to relieve pain and other distressing symptoms. We do not replace your primary care physician, and we do not provide emergency services. APC provides care to individuals who have difficulty leaving the home to be seen in a clinic or doctor's office. Patients may be in a private home, nursing home or assisted living facility.
Who pays for Arbor Palliative Care?
Arbor Palliative Care is covered by Medicare Part B, just like a doctor's office visit, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as some other insurances. Medicare Part B covers 80 percent of charges and is subject to a co-pay and deductible. Co-pays are billed to secondary insurance and/or family.