The interdisciplinary Lucky Palliative Services, Inc. / Palliative Care team is made up of trained caregivers who put individual patient and family needs first:.
All our nurses are experienced in assessing and managing pain; they provide hands-on care
All our Social Workers are friendly and skilled listeners who can offer emotional support and help with financial planning and Bereavement Services.
Collaborate with the patient's primary physician and are available for pain and symptom management consultations, as well as to make house calls as needed.
Help with personal care, such as bathing and mouth care; they also can help with light cleaning, light laundry and occasional shopping.
Our Chaplains offer spiritual support.
Volunteers are important elements of the team who are available when they are needed most.
Help patients achieve the best nutritional standards given the current state of his or her health. Dieticians have much experience in dealing with the dietary challenges that often affect the terminally ill. In conjunction with the physician, dieticians will advise on meal plans, food preparation and even on how to serve the patient properly. All patients entering hospice care will be evaluated at the time of admission into program. If there is a need for nutritional assistance, a dietician will be provided to assist and educate patients and their families.
An Occupational Therapist/Physical Therapist can evaluate the ability of your loved one to accomplish activities of daily living (ADL) to carry out common everyday tasks, such as bathing, getting dressed, brushing one's teeth, eating, walking, getting in and out of bed, going to the bathroom, etc. If patients experience difficulties performing these types of skills, the therapist can devise a therapeutic plan designed to help patients regain their independence. Occupational and Physical Therapy can often help with the patient's self-esteem, confidence and attitude. Sometimes, different adaptive or assisting devices are used to help patients accomplish their ADLs. The therapist can teach your loved one special technique that will help utilize energy more efficiently. Helping your loved one continue much of his/her daily routine can dramatically improve their quality of life.
Eligibility requirements for Medicare and Medi-Cal benefits will be determined when a patient meets the following criteria.