Hospice Care

Hospice Care at Luther Manor

When medical treatment is no longer able to help the terminally ill, those facing the final stages of life can benefit from hospice care. Hospice is end-of-life care that promotes physical, emotional, social and spiritual peace. It is not intended to hasten or to postpone death, but encourage quality of life, preserve dignity in dying and offer support in grief. We believe all people are created in the image of God, and we honor Him by surrounding those nearing the end of their lives, as well as their loved ones, with compassionate and understanding hospice care.

A supportive, collaborative approach

Hospice care gives patients and their loved ones the opportunity to make decisions about end-of-life care, while being supported by a dedicated, compassionate staff. The Luther Manor Hospice Care team includes a medical director physician, a chaplain, nurses, caregivers, hospice aides, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, bereavement counselors and specially trained volunteers.

All medical services are coordinated through the oversight of each patient's personal physician. In addition to providing in-home care during planned visits, a Luther Manor hospice nurse is on call 24 hours a day. Physical, occupational and speech therapists, along with registered dieticians and other providers of health care services, are available as well.

Hospice care includes:

  • Specialized nursing care and regular visits
  • Physician-directed medical services
  • Pain management and symptom control
  • Prescribed medication, medical equipment and health care supplies related to hospice diagnosis
  • Emotional and spiritual support
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Respite for family/caregivers
  • Grief support/bereavement counseling

Let Luther Manor Hospice Care help

Coming to terms with the need for end-of-life care can be difficult. But the sooner hospice services are sought, the sooner you and your loved ones can begin to take advantage of this specialized concept of in-home care. Hospice care is appropriate for anyone with a life expectancy of six or fewer months. For those in need of hospice care, our services can be provided with a physician referral. If you so choose, a member of the Luther Manor Hospice Care team will work directly with your personal physician, on your behalf, to determine your eligibility.

Luther Manor is a Medicare-certified hospice care provider, and in-home hospice care services are offered to residents of Luther Manor and people in the surrounding community. Medicare and Medicaid, as well as most private health insurance plans and veterans benefits, cover the costs associated with end-of-life care. The hospice benefit under Medicare and Medicaid applies for as long as you are in need of care and your physician or the hospice medical director continues to certify your eligibility. When you enroll in the Luther Manor Hospice Care program, a social worker will assist in securing benefit coverage.

When faced with decisions about end-of-life care, you may be scared, overwhelmed or unsure of what to do next. Please contact Luther Manor Hospice Care at (414) 464-3880. We'll provide information over the phone and, if you'd like, a Hospice Care representative will make a complimentary, no-obligation visit to your home to discuss your needs and further explain hospice care services.

Support hospice care
To make a donation to the Luther Manor Hospice Care program, please click here to be taken to the Donate page. Select "in memory of" and and type "Hospice Care" in the field below.

You can also support Luther Manor Hospice Care through the Hope Society. To download a brochure, click here.

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