Comfort Care at St. Luke - A Focus on Quality of Life
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and we take this opportunity to remind everyone of the care and compassion we share every day through our Comfort Care program.
Palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support for patients and family caregivers. Palliative care givers can make a profound difference and help maximize the quality of life for all those they care for.
Here at St. Luke, our Comfort Care program combines compassion, service, and palliative care for residents facing a serious illness or are in their final stages of life, and their families. Palliative care is about teamwork with an emphasis on comfort, quality of life, and control of pain/symptoms.
Our medical, nursing, social services, nutritional, and pastoral care team work with residents, family members, and caregivers to ensure physical comfort and to meet their social, personal, financial, and emotional needs.
Comfort Care provides pain/symptom management, resident counseling and consultation, 24-hour skilled and compassionate nursing, 24-hour visitation, specialized medical care, nutritional needs overseen by our Registered Dietitian, pastoral care services and much more.
Palliative care givers make a profound difference and help maximize the quality of life for all those they care for. If you see any of our wonderful Palliative Care team members this month, be sure to let them know their work is appreciated!