ActiveCare - Palliative Care in Upstate South Carolina
Sometimes referred to as palliative care, the goal of Interim's ActiveCare program is to improve quality of life for both patient and family.
ActiveCare provides patients with relief from symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness – whatever the prognosis for impact on their life span. ActiveCare is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic disease, as well as those who are nearing the end of life.
ActiveCare is not hospice care. Hospice Care is meant for those who are in their last months of life, and for their loved ones after their passing. ActiveCare is available for you any time during your illness. It’s for helping you make the best and most of your situation.
ActiveCare from Interim HealthCare of the Upstate South Carolina is the first home-based palliative care program in the Upstate.
ActiveCare, as with other services at Interim HealthCare, is provided through a team of specially-trained staff. The team includes nurses, social workers and spiritual counselors, working in conjunction with your physicians.
ActiveCare is appropriate when you want the following for your care:
- Relief from symptoms, including pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite, numbness and problems with sleep, among others.
- Strength to carry on with your daily life, whether physical or emotional strength.
- Ability to tolerate medical treatments.
- Understanding of your condition and your choices for medical care.
- 24 hour a day, seven day a week support.
Expert treatment of your pain and other symptoms.
Close communication and collaboration with you and your family about your illness.
Coordination of your care with other healthcare providers.
Emotional support for you and your family.
Referral and coordination with other Interim HealthCare services.
Spiritual support for you and your family.