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Our Advanced Illness Management (AIM) program focuses on patients who have difficulty leaving their homes due to chronic ongoing conditions. This care is known as palliative care.

 

Our AIM team works together with a patient’s Primary Care Provider (PCP) as an added layer of support for people diagnosed with serious illness(es) and their caregiver(s).

 

Our AIM care team includes:

  • physicians

  • nurse practitioners

  • social workers

  • spiritual counselors

  • volunteers

 

What is palliative care?

 

Palliative Care is defined as, “Specialized medical care for people living with serious illness that focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stresses of serious illness, whatever the diagnosis.” Center for the Advancement of Palliative Care.

 

Does Medicare cover palliative care?

 

Payment for AIM services is through Traditional Medicare Part B and Commercial and Medicare Advantage Plans through Aetna, Anthem/BCBS, Cigna, Essence, Humana, and United Healthcare/AARP is currently through traditional Medicare Part B. 

Contact Our AIM Team
314.918.7171 ext. 1252 
amichaelson@vnastl.org

Or, provide the following contact information and our team will reach out soon to discuss your care needs. 

Still doing your research? Visit our FAQs Page for helpful answers
or click below to download informational brochures.

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Is it the right time for Advanced Illness Management? This brochure can help you find out. 

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Learn about the differences between palliative care and hospice.

Advanced Illness Management (AIM): Palliative Care by VNA

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