Palliative Care in New Hope, MN
Palliative care in New Hope, Minnesota, at Saint Therese of New Hope is given lovingly to improve the quality of life at a time when the resident’s disease may not be responsive to curative treatment. The focus of palliative care is to control the pain and symptoms of the disease while meeting each resident’s physical and emotional needs.
Palliative care at Saint Therese of New Hope offers:
- 24-hour, skilled nursing care
- Residential setting with controlled access
- Onsite chapel
- Therapeutic whirlpool tub
- Spiritual care for all residents including daily communion for Catholic residents
- Ample common areas for families to gather
- Massage, music and pet therapy
- Full senior activities calendar
- Onsite pharmacy
- Charming gift shop
To learn more about seeking compassionate care for your loved one contact us or schedule a tour.
What is palliative care?
The focus of palliative care is to control the pain and symptoms of a disease while meeting each individual’s physical and emotional needs. Even the environment — colors, sounds and smells —is designed to gently soothe and comfort.
Palliative care vs. hospice care
Similar to hospice, palliative care is provided to improve the quality of life at a time when the individual’s disease may not be responsive to curative treatment. Palliative care does not depend on life expectancy and may be pursued at the same time as curative efforts. Hospice care however is an important Medicare benefit that provides care for terminally ill residents who have only months to live, as diagnosed by their physician.
Although somewhat different, hospice and palliative care at
Saint Therese share the same philosophies:
- Commitment to quality of life
- Treating the whole person, not just the disease
- Commitment to pain and symptom management
- Inclusion of loved ones regarding treatment and care
- Death with dignity