End of Life Care

Contact Information:
Chaplain: (406) 447-2409
Hospice of St. Peter’s: (406) 444-2244

Care for persons with life-threatening illness

St. Peter’s Health is dedicated to preserving and enhancing, when possible, the quality of life for its patients and families. The dignity and respect of patients and their loved ones are of vital concern. With that in mind, we are committed to creating an environment that maximizes the optimal level of emotional, psychological, and spiritual healing at every stage of life.

In situations where patients are confronting serious and life–threatening illnesses, a member of the inpatient, outpatient, or palliative care teams is available to meet with them and their loved ones to sort out their needs and issues and ensure they are connected to programs and services that best meet their needs.

Why choose St. Peter’s?

A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual care providers, pharmacists, physical therapists, and nutritional specialists provide compassionate medical care. Skilled clinicians are committed to working with patients to relieve pain and suffering and to promote empowerment. 

The Palliative Care Team can assist with advance care planning discussions including ongoing palliative care support.  The team also helps facilitate the medical decision–making discussions to assure continued dignity and comfort near life’s end.  If your illness progresses the palliative care team can help facilitate the transition Hospice.  

St. Peter’s Health has an experienced Hospice team for care in the home, skilled nursing facility, or the hospital if needed.  Hospice nurses and social workers consult with patients and families so that all the Hospice benefits can be explained before decisions are made about any plans of treatment.

Because of the generous support from St. Peter’s Health Foundation, any patient in need of Hospice services will receive all necessary care and support, regardless of reimbursement sources. Hospice also provides bereavement follow–up and grief support groups throughout the year.

Patients nearing the end of their life may experience fear, isolation, and anxiety. The skilled teams can provide assistance with any concerns associated with symptoms or treatment plans and provide resources, support, and listening.

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