Palliative Home Care Program

Palliative Care is a specialized form of health care used to support the needs of people facing progressive illness. This unique medical approach focuses on managing the patient's symptoms and effectively enhancing the quality of life.

St. Joseph's Palliative Home Care Program is designed to provide symptom management while treating the whole person, and allowing patients the choice of receiving high-quality, personalized care in their own home setting. A longstanding leader in home health care, St. Joseph's has designed a program that provides significant benefits for people from the beginning of a diagnosis to the end of life.

Goals of Palliative Care for Patient and Family:

  • Maintain patient choice and dignity for those choosing to remain at home through the final stages of life
  • Provide state-of-the-art skills in managing symptoms to assure comfort
  • Utilize a holistic approach to care
  • Ensure the patient's freedom to choose more aggressive treatment while receiving palliative care
  • Provide for treatment of symptoms as desired by the patient
  • Provide information for patients and families to assist in preparing advanced health care directives
  • Provide effective pain management
  • Address the psychosocial and spiritual concerns of the patient and family
  • Provide support for patients and families, and assist in developing and using effective coping skills
  • Provide care consistent with patient's cultural and spiritual background

Meeting the Needs of Patient and Family:

  • Patient case managed by Registered Nurse
  • Plan of care developed in collaboration with patient and family
  • Palliative Care Team available to meet changing needs of patient and family
  • 24-hour-a-day staff availability
  • Provide continuity of care from hospital to home
  • Medicare / Medicaid / Commercial Insurance home care reimbursement accepted

Home Care Services Available:

  • American Nurses Association Certified Nurses
  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Specialty-trained Home Health Aides
  • Social Workers
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Physical Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists

Our Services Include:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Medical Social Work
  • Home Health Aides