How Can We Help?

The goal of Palliative Care is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. It is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers and other specialists who work with the patient's existing doctors. Palliative Medicine of Acadiana is an extra layer of support that can provide information, guidance and support for complex situations and decisions. Palliative Care is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness, and can be provided together with curative treatment.

Clinical Navigator service at Palliative Medicine of Acadiana

Do you need help navigating the healthcare system?

Our Clinical Navigators understand the healthcare system, understand how to navigate serious illness, know how to find service providers, facilitate advance-care planning, and provide resources to assist patients, families and caregivers.
Non-Clinical Navigator service at Palliative Medicine of Acadiana

Do you need an advocate to help prioritize your wellbeing?

A Non-Clinical Navigator addresses the social determinants of the patient and the caregiver to assure access to quality healthcare and quality of life.
Telehealth Appointments service at Palliative Medicine of Acadiana

Do you need a faster way to get help and respond to issues?

Telehealth Appointment provides real-time communication between the patient and the provider to allow for treatment in a timely manner.

When Is Palliative Care Appropriate?

Two or more hospital admissions for the same diagnosis within three (3) months – or - three (3) or more hospital admissions in the last 12 months. (Typical diagnoses include:   CHF, COPD, ESRD, CVA, Cancer, Dementia and recurring infections.).
Persistent, troublesome symptoms despite optimal treatment of underlying conditions.
Significant weight loss of 5-10% over the past 3-6 months and/or a low body mass index.
Major function change; ambulation with walker only, wheel-chair bound.
Patient or family concern regarding advanced disease progression/death and/or no knowledge of Advanced Directive.
Metastatic Cancer.
Patient is a full code with overall poor prognosis.
Patient or family requests Palliative Care consultation.

Understanding Palliative Care

Supports people holistically: medically, physically, emotionally and socially
Evaluates situation from multiple angles for best possible treatment
Helps coordinate patient's care and navigates a complex medical system
Palliative consultations and treatments are often covered by insurance

When the time comes to prioritize compassion, we’re here for you.

At our hospice, our unwavering commitment is to provide hospice services that not only offer respect and dignity to our patients but also extend a compassionate hand to the community. As a nonprofit organization, we go the extra mile by offering free services that other hospice providers simply cannot, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their financial means, receives the quality care and support they deserve during their most challenging times.

Our family of companies is wholeheartedly committed to supporting yours and are organized to provide a comprehensive range of services tailored to meet the needs of caring for your loved ones.


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Our foundation is dedicated to securing essential resources that enable us to extend the reach of our services and uphold our commitment to providing exceptional, compassionate care. Its invaluable contributions bring numerous benefits, including the ability to offer free services, enhance the quality of care, and ensure that every patient, regardless of their financial situation, can experience the comfort and support they deserve during their end-of-life journey.

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