Palliative Care

Offering comfort and support when curative treatment may not be enough

Coping with Illness is Difficult. We Can Help.

St. Teresa Rehabilitation & Nursing Center offers palliative care for individuals with serious long-term illnesses who are no longer seeking curative treatment.

Our compassionate staff is dedicated to promoting the dignity of life and reducing pain, stress and discomfort. We honor the individual’s wishes and work with their families to ensure the best possible care plan.

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is sometimes considered as interchangeable with hospice care, which is not really the case. Palliative care can be appropriate for people at any time during an illness, not just when they may be near the end of life.

Palliative care is best suited in cases of chronic disease or illness, in situations where symptoms can be managed or alleviated, allowing individuals to live their lives to the fullest.

Choosing Our Setting

Palliative care is specialized care that does not necessarily replace the primary treatment for an illness but can work with that treatment to prevent or ease pain and discomfort. Throughout these difficult times, our staff is dedicated to working with patients and families to improve their overall quality of life.

Palliative care at St. Teresa is provided by highly trained physicians, nurses, social workers and other professionals. Each care plan is carefully designed to follow the patient’s wishes.

The moment you step into our lobby is the moment you become family, part of a community that opens up many new opportunities for you.

Turn to your left and you’ll see our spacious living room, where you’ll take part in entertainment, music, games and special events. To the right is our library, where you can always read or gather for quiet time as needed.

Head down the hallway to your room and you’ll experience the quiet of our quaint community. Your room becomes your home. Your favorite pillow, your furniture, photos of your family, clothing, electronics or personal care items are welcome and encouraged. Besides being spacious, your room comes complete with Wi-Fi, phone and cable television (optional), so you can continually stay connected with loved ones, the world around you or simply enjoy your favorite television program. Visitors – whether family or friends – are always welcome.

There’s an abundance of dining options to meet your needs, whether it’s enjoying delicious cuisine in our Bistro Café, complete with restaurant-style dining, or our more informal dining room within steps of your room. You may also have food delivered to your room at any time.

If you want outdoor time to reflect, catch some fresh air or spend time with family, our enclosed courtyard is perfect. If gardening is your hobby, we have spot for you there, in addition to our small indoor greenhouse.

While you receive 24/7 nursing care, we ensure you’re happy, engaged and feel right at home. After all, here at St. Teresa, you’re family.

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) honored St. Teresa with the Silver Achievement in Quality Award. This award is the second-highest of three levels of distinction bestowed on long-term care and assisted living providers through the AHCA/NCAL’s National Quality Award Program. We are also proud recipients of the 2018 and 2019 ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award for superior facility performance on various health, safety and quality measures.

  • A Medical Director to manage on-site mental health, podiatric, dental, laboratory, optometry, radiology and imaging services
  • A Case Worker to help provide any needed social services
  • Pastoral Care
  • An ADA Registered Dietician who works with the culinary staff to ensure nutritional needs are met
  • A Clinical Pharmacist who regularly reviews individual medication régimes and consults with primary care physicians, nursing staff and the interdisciplinary team
  • Spacious private and semi-private rooms
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Cable television
  • Multiple dining options, including our Bistro Café
  • Guest meal options
  • On-site chapel with daily Mass
  • Barber/hair services

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  • Music therapy and live entertainment
  • Arts and crafts
  • Movie nights
  • Coffee bar
  • Card games
  • Seasonal themed parties and dining events
  • Gardening
  • Pet therapy
  • Shopping trips
  • Check with your insurance provider to see if palliative care is covered