circle of care
The Luminary Hospice Circle of Care.
YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR
The first step in quality hospice care is listening to you, your doctor, and other healthcare providers. We should never forget that your goals guide our care.
Our medical social worker offers emotional support and assists with non-medical concerns, provides referrals to community resources, and future planning. They also address social and psychological needs by providing comfort and support to patients and family members who are dealing with stressful issues related to a life-limiting illness.
Members of our nursing team are important patient advocates and the most accessible members of the care team. A nurse case manager will be responsible for your overall care and managing your needs. Nurses visit the patient as often as needed and arrange medication and equipment. They also provide support and valuable information to family members on how to care for their loved one.
Nurse assistants & Hospice aides
Nurse assistants and hospice aides assist with day-to-day personal care, such as bathing and grooming. With regular visits, they also become a source of comfort, emotional support, and companionship for patients and their families.
A music therapist provides live musical experiences to meet with patients upon request. Music has the distinct ability to transcend language and typical human connections. It can trigger emotions and help people find comfort during challenging times. At Luminary Hospice provides music therapy to achieve a variety of physical, emotional, spiritual and social goals for patients seeking relief from pain and other challenging conditions.
Medical director / physicians
The hospice medical director has overall medical responsibility for your hospice care. They work together with your doctor and other medical professionals to develop a plan of care that meets your goals and priorities. The medical director oversees the protocol for pain and symptom management.
Our chaplain offers spiritual support directly or in collaboration with the patient’s and family’s clergy or spiritual counsellor. Our chaplains honor the diversity in religious beliefs and backgrounds of our patients.
Bereavement support is offered by our team to address the phases of grief and acceptance. Support is offered to families for at least one year after the patient has died. Luminary also helps with funeral arrangements and can help guide family members through other issues necessary to address after death.
Volunteer coordinator & Volunteers
Volunteers offer the gift of time to patients and family caregivers. Sometimes that gift is the simple act of listening to a patient’s life story, reading from a favorite book, or running errands for family members. Whether you volunteer behind the scenes at a local office or one-on-one with families, you will be joining fellow volunteers helping families navigate life’s closing chapters.