Sanford Luverne

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Sanford Hospice Luverne provides quality, compassionate end-of-life care for terminally ill persons. Hospice care focuses on quality of life, comfort and dignity for patients and their families. Persons of all ages diagnosed with a terminal illness and with a life expectancy of six months or less are eligible for hospice services. Hospice brings a caring team of professionals right to your door - whether your home is a house, apartment, assisted living facility, area nursing home, or the Sanford Luverne hospice residence, known as The Cottage. Hospice care is also available to persons in the hospital.

Hospice staff members work together as an interdisciplinary team to care for the whole person as well as family members - addressing physical, emotional and spiritual needs. The patient is cared for according to a plan personalized to meet their needs and wishes.

Services Include:

  • Physician services provided by the patient's own physician. The Hospice Medical Director is available to consult with the primary physician and hospice team.
  • Nursing visits are provided as often as needed to monitor and support the patient's medical care, pain control, and symptom management. A nurse is on-call 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Social worker visits help the patient and family members deal with the emotional aspects of a terminal illness as well as assist with insurance, financial and legal issues.
  • Spiritual care is provided through the patient's own clergy and/or the hospice chaplain.
  • Trained volunteers are available to support each patient and family, as needed.

Family Comments

"Calling hospice is not 'giving up' .... it is the opposite. For our daughter, it meant a high quality of life and care from loving, committed, and thoughtful professionals. For that we are ever so grateful."  -- A surviving mother

"Hospice was like a blessing to me. Without their help, I would not have been able to care for my husband at home." -- A surviving wife

"Words can't express how much the hospice program has helped with Mom's illness and her death. We appreciate the program so much." -- A family member
"I give you my very personal thanks for the very wonderful care given to my dear wife while at The Cottage. Please extend this to the entire staff. I live with the thought that she could not have been in a better place for her last days. All the personnel were most comforting to me." -- A surviving husband
"We really appreciated the hospice house and staff. The atmosphere was very caring and friendly and the home was comfortable and very much like being at home. It lifted a lot of the burden off of us as a family since it would have been quite a job to find qualified help to stay with her all the time at home. I know Mom liked it there also."-- A surviving family member