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.