Many Patients ask about hospice services, however they are not comfortable with the idea of "giving up."
Advanced Illness Management is a "middle ground" between home health and hospice that provides patients with many services, however, the patients are able to continue active treatments.
What is Advanced Illness Management? Advanced illness management, also known as AIM, is care for people that have serious chronic illnesses.
Who is AIM for? AIM provides healthcare services and resources for patients with Cancer, Heart failure-CHF, Severe heart disease, HIV, Renal Failure, COPD, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer’s.
AIM also provides resources for planning and support for family and caregivers.
What are the differences between AIM and Hospice? AIM is a holistic approach to healthcare that transitions with the patient from curative treatment toward end-of-life care when patients and families want.
Palliative care generally means care designed to support the best possible quality of life for patients and their families, regardless of the stage of the disease or the need for other therapies.
What are the benefits of AIM? By choosing to join an Advanced Illness Management program, many daily stressors are relieved from patients and their caregivers. AIM enables people to take advantage of treatments that enhance their quality of life and avoid those that do not – such as unnecessary emergency room visits, hospitalizations or invasive procedures.
What is the AIM "team?" The goal of AIM is to provide patients and families with support from a multidisciplinary team approach, including nurses, doctors, and social workers so that people in the last few years of life can live as fully as possible.