Help in Your Home
Most hospice care is given at home. Facing a life-limiting illness is difficult and has many challenges for both the individual and for the family. St. Luke’s Hospice brings a team of experts to help you. The team is comprised of physicians, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice aides and volunteers to assist you and support your family through your journey.
We focus on meeting the needs and goals of you and your family. Our support includes pain reduction, symptom control, as well as emotional, social, and spiritual care. To ensure your best quality of life, our staff members use their expertise to help answer questions, solve problems or issues, offer guidance and provide direction.
Visits are scheduled in advance by the team members and will happen as often as established in the hospice plan of care. Questions and problems can be assessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by phone and a nurse is always available for emergency visits. If live-in services are needed, our team will work with you to identify private-duty resources.
Help in Your Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility
We provide care wherever you call home. This includes nursing homes, skilled facilities and assisted living facilities in our service area. Should you live in a facility, you and your family will receive the same level of service as those patients in private homes.
St. Luke’s Hospice has a long history of working with the facility staff from area nursing homes, skilled, and assisted living facilities to provide the additional assistance and support of extraordinary end-of-life care. The St. Luke’s Hospice team of experts will regularly communicate with you to ensure your needs are met. A family member or facility worker can simply contact the St. Luke’s Hospice Intake Department and a hospice liaison will assist you to collect all the information necessary to initiate hospice care.
“The St. Luke’s Hospice team provided my partner with outstanding care. I had had experience with St Luke’s previously in caring for my father in 2009. In a most stressful and difficult period, they also provided me with tremendous support, both emotionally and physically in that I was also hospitalized during that time.” — John G.
Help in St. Luke’s Hospice House
Our Hospice House, located in Lower Saucon Township, is the only free-standing inpatient facility in the Lehigh Valley. When pain and symptoms become too acute for home hospice care, the Hospice House is available to provide the highest level of acute care with the goal of returning you back to your home and loved ones. General inpatient care is provided by registered nurses.
This inpatient facility surrounded by beautiful trees and flowering shrubs, provides you and your family extraordinary comfort. The rooms are warm and bright with beautiful French doors opening onto a private patio. Visitors of all ages can visit loved ones anytime and may stay overnight.
The Hospice House interdisciplinary team works with each patient and family to meet their physical, emotional, social, spiritual and informational needs and goals of care. Complementary services such as aromatherapy, massage therapy, music, Reiki, Golden Rooms and pet therapy support the patient’s quality of life. Volunteers provide conversation and companionship and offer a compassionate presence for the patient and family members.
The Hospice House is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.
Your insurance most likely covers the cost of hospice care, medical equipment, supplies and medications that are directly related to the hospice diagnosis.
Making a Referral to Hospice
To request information or make a Hospice referral,
please call 484-526-1100.