Overview of Care Services
You may be symptomatic due to a serious illness such as cancer, heart failure, COPD or emphysema, kidney disease, a progressive neurological disorder, dementia or debility. You may be experiencing:
- Shortness of breath
- Bone, muscle, nerve, tissue or tumor pain
- Stress, anxiety or depression
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Other debilitating symptoms
And, in addition, your quality of life is affected by these issues:
- The side effects of your treatment are debilitating and difficult to manage.
- You often go to the ER or are hospitalized due to uncontrolled pain or other symptoms.
- You have several illnesses that, combined, make your care needs more complex.
- Your condition has worsened and you are confused or worried about the progression of your disease and treatment options.
- You have been released from the hospital or a rehab facility and are having difficulty maintaining your comfort at home.
- You have emotional or spiritual concerns that are affecting your wellbeing.
- Your caregivers are struggling to understand and manage your illness.
- It is physically difficult for you to visit your physician’s office.
After visiting you, an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) will evaluate your condition and, in collaboration with with the entire Sincera team–which includes palliative care physicians, RNs, social workers, a pharmacist, chaplains and volunteers–will contact and make recommendations to your own physician. Your physician will continue to manage your care. The Sincera care team may visit you several more times, or simply stay in touch by phone, until your symptoms are better controlled.