Comfort and support at the end of life’s journey
At Luther Manor, we’ve been caring for people for nearly 60 years. Our hospice care continues that mission, lending strength, hope and compassion when you and your family need it most. Grounded in faith, we’re here to help you make whatever time remains as peaceful and meaningful as possible.
It’s not only our mission; it’s our higher calling. As a nonprofit, Luther Manor Hospice cares for and supports all people regardless of age, nationality, culture, religious affiliation or immigration status. We serve anyone who needs us, even if they cannot pay. If you or someone you love is facing a serious illness, please call us.
To learn more or request hospice services, contact us today at (414) 847-3041 or
We come to you wherever you are, whenever you need us.
As a community-based health care agency, Luther Manor Hospice provides care and services wherever you are — in your home, assisted living residence, skilled nursing center or hospital. We serve in Milwaukee, Ozaukee,
Washington, Racine and Waukesha counties.
Support for Families
If your loved one lives at the Luther Manor campus, we are open for hospice, bereavement and volunteer visits. All visitors are screened for COVID-19 symptoms before entering. Masks are required. Please bring your own. If you do not have one, we’ll provide one.
If you have questions about the process of visiting a patient in hospice care at Luther Manor, please call (414) 464-3880.
The grieving process is an important part of letting go. While it’s different for everyone, you don’t have to go through it alone. We provide one-on-one grief support by phone and video chat. It’s available to anyone in our service area.
Please call us at (414) 847-3041 today to make an appointment.
- Take care of yourself.
- Try to laugh a little every day.
- Eat a well-balanced diet.
- Reduce caffeine.
- Exercise. Yes, a walk counts.
- Give yourself permission to cry.
- Talk with someone every day.
- Take a break every day even if it’s only 10 minutes.
- Learn relaxation techniques.
- Get some sleep.
- Most of all, let family and friends help.
Answering Your Questions About Hospice
As you face the end of life’s journey, we’re here to provide comfort and support for your emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. We also know one of the most important things we can do for you and your family is answer your questions. We’ll start right here, right now sharing some of the questions we hear most often.
Please let us know what other questions you have by calling us at (414) 847-3041 or sending us an email to [email protected].
- Hospice provides supportive care, comfort and compassion for those with a terminal illness. It’s not a cure.
- It’s a type of care, not a place.
- Hospice care can be provided in your home, assisted living residence, skilled nursing center, hospital or other residential location.
- Hospice offers a range of services that ensure the patient and their family is in control at the end of life.
- Hospice focuses on managing the person’s pain and symptoms.
- It provides spiritual and emotional support for both patients and their families.
- Someone with a serious illness or health condition
- Who is expected to live six months or less
Hospice provides end-of-life care for serious illnesses such as:
- Parkinson’s and ALS
- Heart, lung, liver and kidney diseases
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Rare diseases and disorders
Caring Beyond Expectations
As part of our nonprofit mission to comfort and care for individuals and their families at the end of life, our services encompass a broad range of complimentary therapies, from acupuncture and aromatherapy to pet therapy and reiki massage and more. These respected therapies go far beyond the standard of care by truly caring for the whole person, and it’s what sets us apart from other hospice organizations.
Explore Our Complimentary Care Therapies:
Become a Hospice Volunteer
Although our hospice team is made up of terrific, hardworking nurses and caregivers, grief counselors, and social workers, we know we can do so much more with the help of others. Our team includes a large group of volunteers who truly make a difference in the lives of others.
Volunteers often say they enjoy the pride and fulfillment of contributing and helping others and being an integral part of a larger team. Many enjoy helping people from different backgrounds because they gain a better understanding of different cultures and life perspectives. Others see the life enriching experience as a valuable career step in a growing field.
Above all, you’re sure to find a greater appreciation for what’s truly important. We invite you to share your time and talents as part of our hospice team.
To do so, you need to have an abundance of compassion for individuals and families who are going through an incredibly difficult time as well as respect for their wishes and culture even if they are very different than yours. You need to be able to be still and simply listen. Most importantly, you should want to work with terminally ill patients and be at peace with the death and dying process.
- A spirit of compassion and understanding towards those who are on the end-of-life journey.
- Respect for all ways of life, cultural customs and religious views.
- A keen understanding of personal limits.
- The ability to listen and be comfortable in silence.
With our robust volunteer program, there are many ways you can support, comfort and care for others. Some involve working directly with patients and families, while others are behind the scenes. You can run errands, bring your pet for a visit, keep a patient company, help organize a special occasion, and so much more.
One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. If you’re interested in becoming a hospice volunteer, please call our volunteer coordinator, Jennifer Oakes, at (414) 847-5227.
Hear What Families Are Saying
“My husband was a patient of Luther Manor Hospice from Jan. 7, 2021 to Jan. 10, 2021. During this short time of my contact with Luther Manor Hospice staff, I received invaluable help. Because of them I was at ease and felt as though a ton of bricks was lifted from my back. I knew without a doubt my husband would be given the best possible care. I knew someone would be watching out for his comfort and welfare."
“My final thoughts are to stress to other families the benefits of signing on to hospice early. Hospice does not mean the end – it means the beginning of letting families breathe easy, relax and stop worrying. They will then be able to better help their loved one knowing they are receiving the care and attention they deserve.”
"Thank you so much –
We are so happy for you and the rest of the team. You’re all amazing and make a huge difference every day to those in your care and their families.”
“Thank you so much –
My family really, really appreciated that you could facilitate the last zoom call to dad. It was a great comfort to be able to tell him that we loved him one last time and to say 'goodbye.' It was so hard to be so far away. You made things easier for us all. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
"Bless you, bless you, bless you. I couldn’t have gotten through it without your help and guidance. You have a gift and share it so well. I will never forget you."
"Thank you so much –
My family really, really appreciated that you could facilitate the last zoom call to dad. It was a great comfort to be able to tell him that we loved him one last time and to say “good-bye." It was so hard to be so far away. You made things easier for us all. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
"Dear Hospice Team,
You have our most heartfelt gratitude for all the loving care that you gave to Erna in her final days. We appreciated your amazing blend of compassion and professionalism. Our entire family felt supported and informed throughout a difficult time.”
“We want to thank everyone for the compassionate care you provided her. The concern and care you showed her and us was a true blessing. Through a sad time, you brought us peace, and we are forever grateful for that.”
“The words of thanks can’t come close to express the gratitude my family feel to all of you. Your love and compassionate care for my father will never be forgotten.”
“Thank you very much for the loving care you gave my father. Your patience and concern were evident as you visited with him and attended to his physical as well as his emotional needs. We felt a sense of relief and comfort knowing that you were there.”
"I especially loved the event when you honored him as a Veteran. I know he did as well. He told stories I had not heard before. We are so grateful for your part in caring for him in his last days.”