Palliative Care & Hospice

Our palliative care program, offered at each of the Diocesan Health Facilities skilled nursing centers, provides terminally ill residents with specialized treatment, including appropriate and aggressive pain management, and compassionate support. End-of-life care is coordinated by a palliative care team, which may comprise the resident’s physician, nurse, and pastoral care. Special Care Rooms at each of our facilities allow residents and family members to experience a private room with accommodations and conveniences that provide medical services in a serene setting.

The resident and their family members receive guidance concerning important decisions such as the need for hospitalization. Our affiliations with several hospice agencies facilitate coordination, allowing us to support residents and family members by maximizing time together, managing symptoms, and assuring peace and dignity at the end of life. Upon the resident’s death, the pastoral care director or social service staff provides and coordinates bereavement care for the family.

What we provide:

  • Promotion of optimal quality of life
  • Appropriate and aggressive pain management
  • Psychosocial and spiritual concerns regarding end-of-life issues
  • Support and education
  • Private Special Care Rooms to accommodate residents and family members