EveryStep’s Palliative Care pilot program is made possible through grant support from Telligen Community Initiative. EveryStep is piloting the program in a targeted rural area to demonstrate the need for accessible, high-quality care that focuses on the complex needs and symptoms associated with serious illness.
Contact EveryStep if the patient:
- has two or more chronic, complex or serious diseases.
- has a serious or chronic illness that may result in a limited life expectancy.
- is experiencing grief, psycho-social or spiritual losses, or existential grief.
- is making frequent visits to the hospital receives primary care in Madison County.
- is able/willing to visit our clinic.
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care, a.k.a. “palliative medicine”, is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. It focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness — whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Source: Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Who can participate in the program?
Medical providers in Madison County, Iowa, are encouraged to refer patients (age 16 and older) who have two or more medical co-morbidities that render poor quality of life and a high burden of suffering.
How can providers refer a patient?
Patients may be referred to the program by Madison County physicians and clinicians.
Who pays for Palliative Care?
EveryStep’s Palliative Care services are covered by Medicare/Medicaid and most private insurance.
Where and how are services provided?
The EveryStep Palliative Care team will host clinic hours from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at Madison County Memorial Hospital in Winterset, Iowa. Referred patients will be seen by EveryStep’s Palliative Care team at the clinic on designated days and may also be contacted by phone.
If you have questions about EveryStep’s Palliative Care program, please call 515-333-4253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Our team will respond within one business day. You can also view our Referral Guide here.