Saint Jude Hospice is proud to have been working in partnership with Lang Nelson communities since the fall of 2009. Together our organizations collaborate to bring hope and healing to residents within their homes and community.
Saint Jude Hospice is proud to announce its new Pulmonary Program, which is specifically designed to bring additional expertise, resources and optimal comfort to hospice patients with pulmonary disease. The program focuses on the special needs of patients with pulmonary disease and their families by providing education, training and resources to all involved with patient care. As a result, the Pulmonary Program can provide improved quality of life and better self-care related to symptom management of pulmonary disease.
The Pulmonary Program, developed with input from Minnesota’s leading pulmonologists, primary care physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses and patients with lung disease, aims to provide the highest quality of life possible with end-stage lung disease. Saint Jude Hospice also has a respiratory therapist/hospice liaison on staff to lend expertise to the multi-disciplinary care team.
Nurses at Saint Jude Hospice recently participated in a specialized training course related to the pulmonary needs of patients, families, caregivers, physicians and healthcare providers. Pulmonary education is also available to patients, families, senior living communities, healthcare providers, caregivers and the community.
Saint Jude Hospice is also proud to announce its partnership with the We Honor Veterans program offered by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We Honor Veterans is designed to empower hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying veterans. The program focuses on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgement to provide comfort to patients with a history of military service and possibly physical or psychological trauma. Saint Jude Hospice will become a Level 1 partner with We Honor Veterans in April 2011. For more information on the We Honor Veterans program, please go to http://www.wehonorveterans.org/.
Saint Jude Hospice, which was founded in 2008, brings hospice care to the Twin Cities metro area, as well as Cambridge and Rochester. Services available through Saint Jude Hospice include skilled nursing, music therapy, massage therapy, social work, spiritual care and bereavement care. For more information about Saint Jude Hospice, please go to http://www.saintjudehospice.org or call (800) HOSPICE.