Palliative Care Services – Stella Maris

Stella Maris offers extensive experience in providing palliative care in many types of settings including skilled nursing facilities, inpatient hospice and home hospice.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care focuses on the alleviation of symptoms and keeping the patient comfortable. Our experienced health care professionals work in tandem to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support for the patient as well as family members and caregivers.

What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

Palliative care differs from hospice care because it may be provided much earlier in the disease progression.

Palliative care:

  • Does not require a six-month prognosis
  • Can be utilized with traditional or curative care
  • Can be accessed while the patient is undergoing rehabilitation at a skilled nursing facility
  • May include durable medical equipment and medications