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New York State Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) – 1-800-332-3742
Alzheimer’s Association – Northeastern New York Chapter – A nonprofit organization which provides services and support for Alzheimer’s patients and their families. 518-867-4999; 24 hour Help line: 1-800-272-3900
U.S. Medicare Program – 1-800-633-4227
U.S. Social Security Administration – 1-800-772-1213
Palliative Care Links
CAPC (The Center to Advance Palliative Care) at Mt Sinaiwww.getpalliativecare.org.
National Academy of Medicine Panel 1: Perspectives of a Patient’s Wife – Institute of …
At the conference there were many wonderful medical authorities there who shared their expertise about the necessity for palliative care and how it should be administered in various situations. Check presentation of other speakers.
NAM Commentary, written by Diane Meier and B Alves. http://nam.edu/perspectives-2015-health-literacy-and-palliative-care-what-really-happens-to-patients/
National PCHETA (Palliative Care Hospice Education and Training Act) bills, HR 3119 and S 641 S641. summary of HR 3119 These PCHETA bills would help to educate medical professions and help make palliative care become the Standard of Care for healthcare everywhere. Organizations that are supporting the PCHETA bills. www.patientqualityoflife.org (Click on members)
New York State Palliative Care Access Act, Public Health Law §2997-d, became effective September 27, 2011. Palliative Care Access Act (PHL Section 2997-d) “Palliative care may be provided together with life-prolonging or curative care or as the main focus of care. It requires that hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, special needs assisted living residences, and enhanced assisted living residences provide access to information and counseling regarding options for palliative care appropriate to patients with advance life limiting conditions and illnesses. These providers and residences must also facilitate access to appropriate palliative care consultation and services, including associated pain management consultation and services, consistent with patient or resident needs and preferences.”
Additional information and resources including: Frequently Asked Questions, can be found on the department’s website at:http://www.health.ny.gov/professionals/patients/patient_rights/palliative_care/