Advanced Illness Management Program (AIM)
Advanced Illness Management or the AIM Program, was established as a bridge for individuals between curative and palliative care.
How will this help me or my loved one?
AIM eases transition from home health to hospice services through medical oversight and emotional support.
The purpose of this program is to provide a higher quality of life to home health patients with end-stage, life-limiting, illness who are either receiving on going aggressive treatment (chemo or radiation) or who are not yet ready for hospice.
Who will be visiting me?
In addition to your home health care nurse, you will have access to a hospice nurse to act as a consultant for symptom management. You will also have access to a chaplain and social worker to assist you and your family with any coping or spiritual issues. The hospice medical director acts as a consultant with your physician to make suggestions in management of any uncomfortable symptoms you may be experiencing.
How do I know it is time to consider the AIM program?
It may be time to consider the AIM program if your disease progression is affecting your quality of life, if you are making multiple trips to the ER, or you are experiencing multiple hospital admissions for worsening symptoms.