GOCCNJ Palliative Care Provider Directory

Care Settings Definitions

Palliative care is a comprehensive approach treating individuals living with serious illness and can be delivered in a variety of care settings.
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Care that does not require hospitalization. An individual visits a facility for diagnosis, treatment/care, or a procedure, and then is free to leave.

 Home-Based (wherever patient resides)

Care is delivered to wherever the individual resides.

This can be a residence: Or a facility such as:
  • house
  • apartment
  • condominium
  • townhome
  • group home
  • adult foster homes
  • assisted living facility
  • apartment
  • skilled nursing facility
  • nursing home
  • long-term acute care (LTAC)

*Note that some palliative care programs will only see patients who reside in facilities.


Care is provided in a hospital setting by doctors, nurses, and other health professionals.

 Long Term Acute Care Facility (LTAC)

LTAC facilities care for individuals with serious medical problems that require intense, special treatment for an extended period of time.

 Rehabilitation Facility

These facilities specialize in providing intensive therapy and rehabilitation services to individuals recovering from injuries, surgeries, strokes, or other medical conditions. Rehab facilities focus on helping individuals return to their previous level of functioning or to improve functional abilities. Rehabilitation treatment can be short or long term, based on each individual’s goals.

 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)

SNFs provide long- or short-term medical supervision and assistance to individuals who require round-the-clock medical attention or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). SNFs are often chosen for individuals who need ongoing care beyond what can be provided at home or in an assisted living facility but do not require hospitalization.


Telemedicine refers to the practice of medical services including remote consultations, diagnoses, and treatment using telecommunications technology between a health provider in one location and a patient in another location.

Improving Access to Palliative Care in New Jersey

The Goals of Care Coalition of New Jersey (GOCCNJ) through funding provided by the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) developed this directory to help patients, families, and health professionals locate palliative care services. The information contained in this directory is based on a survey performed between November 2023 – March 2024.

The GOCCNJ Palliative Care Provider Directory is designed to help locate palliative care services in New Jersey. Please contact each palliative care program directly to confirm eligibility. This directory is published as a public service and is provided for informational purposes only.

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If you are a palliative care provider and would like to be listed in this directory, please contact GOCCNJ.