Caring Hands Hospice
Hospice is a program designed for people who have chosen to change the plan of care for a terminal illness from aggressive medical treatment, focused on curing an illness, to palliative care—care that manages pain and symptoms so patients can make the most of every day. Hospice focuses on living well and with dignity during the time that is left.
Lutheran Life Communities partners with various well-respected organizations to provide palliative and hospice care in our communities. Services are offered with the same loving compassion that generations of families have come to expect from us.
Our interdisciplinary team of professionals provides input and overall care to hospice patients. They work together with the patient and family to meet specific quality of life needs. Our team includes:
- Patient’s personal physician
- Hospice physician for pain and symptom management
- Medical director who provides team leadership
- Licensed nurses for daily, ongoing care
- Home care aides for personal care and daily activities
- Social workers and grief counselors to provide supportive services
- Pastoral care to offer spiritual counseling and advisement
- Volunteers to assist patients and families with personal needs and requests
In addition to the services provided by our core team, specially trained therapists are available to provide music therapy and pet therapy.
For more information, please call (877) 545-5524.