Palliative Care

Palliative Care is holistic, patient- and family-centered care for those living with an advancing chronic illness. This specialized care focuses on enhancing comfort and quality of life by managing symptoms, providing emotional support and increasing patient choice and access to information.

Palliative care is appropriate for every age and every stage of a chronic illness. Palliative Care can even compliment a patient’s desire to pursue life-prolonging treatment. With greater clarity about options and goals, patients and families experience an enhanced quality of life when living with an advancing chronic illness.

  • A nurse practitioner assessment in the home, assisted living or nursing facility with follow-up visits as needed
  • Education about the chronic illness and the anticipated progression
  • Social worker support to assist with advance care planning conversations, referrals to community-based resources and provide emotional support and counseling
  • Collaboration and coordination of care with all medical providers, including specialists and primary care providers
  • A focused discussion regarding the patient’s care goals
  • Recommendations for symptom management
  • 24/7 RN phone support for symptom management and guidance
Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, and most private insurers will pay for palliative care visits. Similar to a physician’s office visit, you may have to pay a deductible, co-pay or out-of-network cost.

If you do not have health insurance, financial assistance may be available. Our finance department will work with you to see if you qualify.

Anyone can contact the Richardson Palliative Care program by calling 920-467-1800 (Sheboygan Falls), 920-374-4180 (Manitowoc) or toll-free at 866-467-2011 to request an initial consultation. When an individual chooses Richardson Palliative Care, a member of our team will contact the patient’s primary care provider to obtain an order to begin palliative care services.
Click here to download our PDF of Hospice Vs. Palliative Care for more information.

Palliative Care

Palliative Care is holistic, patient- and family-centered care for those living with an advancing chronic illness. This specialized care focuses on enhancing comfort and quality of life by managing symptoms, providing emotional support and increasing patient choice and access to information.

Palliative care is appropriate for every age and every stage of a chronic illness. Palliative Care can even compliment a patient’s desire to pursue life-prolonging treatment. With greater clarity about options and goals, patients and families experience an enhanced quality of life when living with an advancing chronic illness.

  • A nurse practitioner assessment in the home, assisted living or nursing facility with follow-up visits as needed
  • Education about the chronic illness and the anticipated progression
  • Social worker support to assist with advance care planning conversations, referrals to community-based resources and provide emotional support and counseling
  • Collaboration and coordination of care with all medical providers, including specialists and primary care providers
  • A focused discussion regarding the patient’s care goals
  • Recommendations for symptom management
  • 24/7 RN phone support for symptom management and guidance
Medicare, Medicaid, private pay, and most private insurers will pay for palliative care visits. Similar to a physician’s office visit, you may have to pay a deductible, co-pay or out-of-network cost.

If you do not have health insurance, financial assistance may be available. Our finance department will work with you to see if you qualify.

Anyone can contact the Richardson Palliative Care program by calling 920-467-1800 (Sheboygan Falls), 920-374-4180 (Manitowoc) or toll-free at 866-467-2011 to request an initial consultation. When an individual chooses Richardson Palliative Care, a member of our team will contact the patient’s primary care provider to obtain an order to begin palliative care services.
Click here to download our PDF of Hospice Vs. Palliative Care for more information.

“Thank you for making the most difficult things easier…for the hugs when we were in need…your kindness, and for the strawberry sundaes. We thank you for sharing your gifts, and striving for excellence in the service of others.”

“The care given was excellent. The kindness and compassion given to our dad and family by the whole staff was outstanding and appreciated.”

“In all my contact with Hospice care, your people have shown more care and compassion to my husband and myself than I have ever experienced…”

“My mom received the best, most professional care we could possibly have hoped for. She was happy, pain free, and very well cared for.”

“Every time I have spoken with any one of your staff I always feel like I’m getting a big hug. Coming to Sharon S. Richardson was like having the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders.”

“The time while my mom was in your care, held some of the most traumatic yet incredible times of our family’s life. There are no words to describe the depth of our gratitude for your expertise, compassion, and guidance, whether medical or spiritual. The hospice and entire team never fell short of Kim’s promise. My mother was kept comfortable, at peace and passed with dignity. Our family will keep you in our hearts, thoughts and prayers forever. ”

“I don’t have words to describe it. My husband had become so weak but was still able to return the salute of the veteran volunteer. I know in my heart it meant everything to him. What an honor to send him off like that. He was a Marine until the very end.” 

, -Cindy Friedl, wife of the late John A. Friedl, United States Marine Corps

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Our team will help you learn more about determining your eligibility and insurance coverage to receive palliative care. To learn more, call 920-467-1800 or 1-866-467-2011.

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