Caring for A Lifetime

Lourdes Hospice and Palliative Care is dedicated to supporting patients and their families through challenging times of transition, illness, death and grief. 
Considered to be the model for quality and compassionate care for those facing life threatening illness or injury, hospice and palliative care staff take a team-oriented approach to medical care, pain and symptom management and offer emotional and spiritual support that is tailored to the patient's needs and wishes.
At Lourdes Hospice and Palliative Care we believe that every human being has the right to a quality life and a natural, pain-free death that honors their choices, dignity and those of their loved ones.

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The Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center provides a full continuum of short-term care, including symptom control and pain management, and for families, education and bereavement services. Features of the center include:
• a home-like setting
• private rooms and baths
• 24-hour medical attention
• a sun porch/terrace
• a serenity garden
• a chapel
• family room with kitchen and dining facilities

Choose the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center at Lourdes, choose compassionate care for you and your loved ones.

Hospice Care
Hospice is a special healthcare option for patients of all ages and families who are faced with an illness that will eventually be fatal. With a focus on the final months/year of life, hospice provides palliative care when curative treatment is no longer the patient’s choice. Patients receive care in their home or in a home-like environment such as a nursing facility. Hospice views the patient, family and disease process from a holistic perspective addressing the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient and family. Hospice offers patients comfort instead of aggressive, curative or life prolonging therapies. 

Palliative Care
Palliative care is comprehensive treatment of the discomfort, symptoms and stress associated with serious illness – whatever the diagnosis. It is a partnership of patient, medical specialists and family all of whom work together to provide an additional level of support. Appropriate for any age, palliative care can begin at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided in conjunction with curative treatments. The goal is to prevent and ease suffering and provide the best possible quality of life for both the patient and the family.   

To see how we can help you or for more information, call Lourdes Hospice and Palliative Center at 1-270-415-3636

Hospice and Palliative Care Information:
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organizaiton
Caring Connections
Hospice Net

If you have any quality or patient safety concerns, please contact us at 1-270-415-3636. The Joint Commission will also accept concerns at 1-800-994-6610.