Corona Doctors Medical Clinics 951.371.9500
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802 Magnolia Ave. Suite 106
Corona, California 92879

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Corona Doctors Medical Clinics is a multi-specialty, family practice & urgent care facility in Corona, California. Click the links below to read about our services.



Palliative Care

“Restoring comfort, dignity and control of patient’s life”
“Assisting primary care physicians and specialists in their continuation of care”
“Avoiding frequent ER visits, hospitalizations and Re hospitalization”

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is the relieving or soothing of symptoms of a disease or disorder while maintaining the highest possible quality of life for patients at any age. Many people mistakenly believe you receive palliative care only when you can’t be cured. Actually, palliative medicine can be provided by one doctor while other doctors work with you to try to cure your illness. Palliative care may actually help you recover from your illness by relieving symptoms—such as pain, anxiety, or loss of appetite as you undergo sometimes-‐difficult medical treatments or procedures, such as surgery or chemotherapy.

Palliative care may prevent patient's frequent visits to Emergency Room and hospitalization, which are costly and big burden to relatives and medical providers. Palliative Care provided by Home Health Care services or by specialized Hospice Care services depending of patient’s health condition.


Palliative care is for people of any age and at any stage in an illness, whether that illness is curable, chronic, or life-threatening. If you or a loved one is suffering from symptoms of a disease or disorder, be sure to ask your current physician for a referral for a palliative care consult.

Receiving Care

Palliative Team specially trained in palliative medicine. They may provide palliative medicine at your primary care’s request or prior to discharge from hospital by hospitalist physician. You can receive palliative care at assisted living facility, or at your home.

To best meet your needs, palliative care uses a team approach. The team, headed by your doctor, may include nurses, social workers, and other medical and nonmedical professionals and volunteers who provide palliative care.

The overall goal of palliative care is to improve patient and patient family's quality of life during the illness. Research shows that people often live longer when they receive palliative care along with other treatments that are targeted at their illness.

How is Hospice Care Related to Palliative Care?

There is a specific type of palliative care—called Hospice—for people for whom a cure is no longer possible and who likely have 6 months or less to live. Hospice care can be provided at a hospice facility, hospital, nursing home, or patient’s home.

Hospice care is about giving patient control, dignity, and comfort, and to provide the best possible quality of life during the time patient has. Hospice care also provides support and grief therapy for patient’s loved ones.

Whether receiving hospice or palliative care through Home Healthcare services, patient should, make a plan to live well so that her/his wishes for care and living are known.

Palliative Care Financial Coverage Options

There are a number of options for paying for palliative care.

Private Insurance and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)

Check with your insurance company or HMO to determine your coverage; many offer palliative care benefits.


This government insurance program covers people 65 years or older; people younger than 65 who have some chronic conditions; and people with kidney failure, no matter their age. Medicare Part B (which is optional and which you pay into) may offer palliative coverage, depending on the treatment. Medicare coverage is explained on the US Department of Health and Human Services website. For more information, visit the Medicare Rights Center.

Please note that palliative care is covered by Medicare part B.

Members of the palliative care team can include

  • Patient and patient’s loved ones
  • Patients primary care physician
  • Registered Nurse and LVN
  • Social worker
  • Pharmacist
  • Chaplain
  • Physical therapist
  • Dietician
  • Wound Care and debridement
  • Volunteers

Getting Started

Making a Plan to Live Well

In your first meeting with your palliative team, they will listen to your concerns, needs, and desires, in order to understand your wishes for care and living. Everybody has different needs and wishes. One person might have needed to achieve pain relief so you can comfortably attend your family events; another might want to get his shortness of breath under control, another person may require support of your swallowing difficulty. Palliative team will work with your loved one and your family to come up with a plan to give you control and help you live well, as you define it. They will also continually communicate team member and with you to provide the best plan of care as needed.

By understanding your goals and wishes, both you and the team will be able to better develop your treatment and care plan to avoid frequent Emergency Room visits and hospitalizations.

Questions the palliative doctors or team members may ask include:

  • How can we help you live well?
  • What needs or services would you like to discuss?
  • What are your fears or worries about your illness or medical care?
  • In what way do you feel you could make the illness time especially meaningful to you?
  • If you have to choose between living longer and living more comfortably or energetically, how would you approach this balance?
  • What makes you happy?
  • What activities or experiences would you like to do or continue doing so that you feel you are living well?
  • Are there any special events or activities that you are looking forward to?
  • What do you hope for your family and loved ones?
  • What keeps you going when life’s challenges seem overwhelming?
  • Do you have religious or spiritual needs that are important to you?

Developing Patient’s Care Plan

Though patient might have identified her/his goals and wishes for living well, she/he likely will have many complicated medical decisions to make. This can be confusing, frightening, and overwhelming, and she/he may worry about whether or not they are receiving the most beneficial or appropriate treatment. Primary care physician, Palliative physician and team members can explain her/his care plan and guide the patient in making decisions by providing the simple possible plan. All treatments come with benefits and burdens. For example, a therapy may help control patients illness but cause pain or difficulty eating, swallowing, and nauseating. In some cases, the side effects of the treatment can be

Controlled easily by palliative care team work. Primary care physician or palliative doctor and palliative team can help patient weigh the benefits and burdens so she/he can make a decision that’s right for them.

Palliative doctors are concerned about her/him and patient’s loved one as a whole person—not just the part of them that is sick. They also understand that there is not always one right or wrong answer and that their needs and environment may change over time. Palliative doctors consider all of these things when working with them and their PCP and specialist to develop a care plan.

Patients and relatives always have the right to reinstate traditional care and any time for any reason. If patient’s condition stabilize and improves or resolve, patient can be discharged from palliative care services. If their condition aggravate and worsen patients care plan may transferred to hospice care to higher level of care.

We understand that the Life Limiting Conditions are extremely stressful and difficult for the patient and family. Hospice is appropriate for people for whom a cure is no longer possible and who likely have 6 months or less to live. Hospice care can be provided at a hospice facility, hospital, nursing home, or patient’s home. Hospice care is a Medicare benefit and entitlement that provide 24/7/365 coverage by specialized and State licensed team member of hospice agency assigned personal.

In addition to expert palliative care patient under Home health care services may receive coordinated care with other providers including the primary care physician, and specialists such as oncologists, surgeon and cardiologists.

We are Home Health Care and Palliative Care Provider. Established 2008, Accredited by the Joint Commission.

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