CMH also offers palliative care. Palliative care is special care that supports you and your wishes. The focus of our palliative care program is to ease the pain, suffering and stress caused by advanced or chronic illness such as heart or lung disease while making your life as comfortable and manageable as possible. Palliative care services are available to all inpatients at Calvert Memorial Hospital, through our consult team. If you, a family member or caregiver thinks that this a service you need, please notify your assigned nurse.
Most insurance plans cover all or part of the palliative care treatment you receive in the hospital, just as they would other services. Medicare and Medicaid also typically cover palliative care. If you have concerns about the cost of palliative care treatment, a social worker from the palliative care team can help you.