Integrated and Informed Care
Traditional advanced care models typically don't consider palliative care or hospice care until it is too late in the disease progression to allow for the full benefit to be received by the patient and family.
When working with Optum Care Teams, we prefer to collaborate early, so your patient's needs can be quickly addressed and their anxieties calmed. Through this proactive, collaborative approach, we strive to partner with you, your staff and the patient’s specialists at prognosis.
At advanced illness prognosis, the introduction of palliative care can help ensure:
Goals of care are discussed
Advance care plans developed
Pain and symptoms controlled
Care plans coordinated
We stay in touch with you and the patient as the disease progresses and needs change. This allows for a seamless transition, if appropriate, into hospice care provided by Optum.
As part of our hospice care, the patient’s family also receives support, helping reduce their emotional and spiritual suffering associated with their loved one’s condition. Bereavement services are also provided after the patient's death.