Palliative and hospice care at home

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Comfort, care and peace of mind. Let us help you live your best life at home while facing a serious illness.

Types of serious illness care

Palliative care

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people living with a serious illness. A dedicated care team works closely with you, your family and healthcare providers to provide medical, social and emotional support as long as necessary.

Humana works with several providers to deliver palliative home care services, which:

  • Does not require a terminal diagnosis
  • Can begin at diagnosis and the same time as treatment
  • Aims to optimize quality of life and match goals to treatment choices

Learn more at our palliative care at home page

Hospice care

Hospice care at home provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for patients with a terminal illness. Your care team will design a plan with you and your family to help you live each day as fully and comfortably as possible. Hospice care:

  • Requires a terminal diagnosis
  • Begins after curative treatment has stopped
  • Aims to provide relief of pain and other symptoms of the terminal illness

Learn more at our hospice care at home page

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Advanced care planning with MyDirectives®

The MyDirectives® tool makes it easy to create a legally recognized online advanced care plan. You can answer questions in your own words, add video responses and attach documents like physician orders. You can also share your plan with your loved ones, caregivers and healthcare providers so they know your wishes.

Go to our MyDirectives® page to learn more about this easy-to-use tool.