Northstar Palliative Care

For patients who need relief from symptoms and stress of any serious illness – even as they’re receiving curative treatments – our NorthStar Palliative Care team can help improve the quality of life for them and their entire family.

One of our physicians or nurse practitioners specializing in palliative medicine will assess the patient’s symptoms, discuss goals of care and coordinate options with the patient’s primary care physician.

NorthStar Palliative Care does not interfere with primary care physician billing or skilled home health services.

Our interdisciplinary team includes nurses, spiritual care advisors and social workers who can offer a range of additional options to support the patient and their family in coping with advancing illness.

The Advantages of NorthStar Palliative Care

NorthStar Palliative Care serves adults with advanced illness who are struggling with healthcare decisions and distressing symptoms. Our expert team takes a holistic approach, considering the whole person physically, emotionally and spiritually, to provide or coordinate care that relieves pain and other symptoms. Patients and families tell us we bring them great peace-of-mind as we deliver these advantages:

  • Provide relief from stress, pain and other symptoms – such as shortness of breath, fatigue, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and problems with sleep – that may be interfering with daily life
  • Relieve side effects of curative treatments
  • Improve quality of life
  • Discuss the wishes, goals and concerns of each patient and their family
  • Reduce unwanted and potentially painful interventions, such as visits to the ER
  • Support family members who are coping with changes in the patient’s condition
  • Help patients and their families gain a greater understanding of the illness, anticipate future needs and coordinate treatments with other healthcare providers as needs change