St. Luke's Hospice Services
Spectrum of Care
St. Luke's Hospice Services emphasizes individuality, enabling patients to participate in making decisions about their specific Care Plan. Each patient has the right to be directly involved in making end-of-life decisions about his or her own care for as long as possible.
St. Luke's Hospice Services full spectrum of care includes:
- Medications, supplies and medical equipment related to the life-limiting illness.
- Nursing care from professional hospice nurses who have knowledge of state-of-the-art pain and symptom management.
- Hospice aides to assist with daily activities such as bathing and feeding.
- Social workers to assist with emotional support and connecting patients and families with community resources.
- Chaplains to support patients and families from all backgrounds by listening and responding to their spiritual needs through prayer, communion, contacting a faith community, or addressing spiritual struggles.
- Volunteers specifically trained for hospice care who can visit with patients, allowing other caregivers time to tend to other personal needs.
- A hospice nurse and physician on call 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week, to give patients and families support and care when needed.
- A grief specialist to journey alongside patients' families and friends during their bereavement.