Frequently Asked Questions

A: The patient and family should feel free to discuss hospice care at any time with their physician, as well as with other health care professionals, clergy, or friends. You may also call us and speak to one of our compassionate professionals about hospice care.

A: Absolutely. If the patient’s condition improves, you can ask to no longer receive hospice services. If you later need to return to hospice, you may simply call us. We are here for you.

A: Simply call us at (843) 473-3055 or toll free at (888) 992-4533.

A referral or inquiry to St. Luke Missionary Hospice can be made by the patient, loved one, family member, friend, clergy, hospital staff, or physician. For more information on the referral process click here. 

A: Supportive care to family and loved ones is an integral part of our philosophy. St. Luke Missionary Hospice provides educational and emotional support to all who shares the patient’s life: family member, friend, any loved one.

A: It is appropriate to discuss all of a patient’s care options, including hospice, at any time during an advancing illness. An early call to St. Luke Missionary Hospice brings support for the caregiver and health-care services for the patient as soon as possible.

A:  We strive to keep patients pain-free and comfortable by using combinations of different medications and therapies. The goal is to allow patients to remain as alert and aware of their surroundings as possible.

A: Patients can receive hospice services in many different settings – in their own homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or hospitals.

A: St. Luke Missionary Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance policies.