Palliative Care Program

Hospice Care IconSt Joseph Manor offers residents support to relieve pain and ease suffering through our Palliative Care Program. Palliative care helps patients and residents who live with a chronic disease or a debilitating illness enjoy the best quality of life possible. Our goal is to manage the five domains of pain: physical, spiritual, emotional, mental and familial. We also focus on symptom control such as helping relieve shortness of breath and anxiety.

Meeting the Spiritual, Physical and Emotional Needs

Palliative Care at St. Joseph ManorOur Palliative Care Program seeks to meet each individual’s needs and is not dependent upon a prognosis. Palliative care can be provided in conjunction with any curative and life prolonging treatments the resident has chosen to undergo. A personalized Palliative Plan of Care is developed for each resident or patient based on their assessed needs and those of their family.

Residents will be assessed for Palliative Care Program by the Unit Palliative Care Team as need arises. Any member of the Interdisciplinary Care Team can recommend a patient be considered for palliative care.

We have contracts with many area Hospice programs and are able to refer residents and their families when Hospice is necessary.

We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most major insurances including Tufts, BMC Health Net, Fallon, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Navicare, Senior Whole Health. We are also a contracted partner for the Veteran’s Administration. 

To learn more about Palliative Care at St. Joseph Manor, call Jessica Miller, RN, BS at 508.583.5834.