Palliative Care

Palliative care is available through our Comfort Care Program. Offered at both St. Luke in Oswego and Michaud in Fulton, Comfort Care provides compassionate care and support for residents and families of those facing a serious illness, or who are in the final stages of life. Comfort Care's palliative care philosophy emphasizes quality of life and control of pain and related symptoms. It is provided as a service in one of our skilled nursing settings.

Palliative care is about teamwork. Our medical, nursing, social services, nutritional and pastoral care staff works with our residents, their family members and caregivers to meet emotional as well as physical comfort needs. Our specially trained staff provides support, counseling and coordinates resources to meet the social, personal, financial, and emotional needs of families and residents.

Palliative Care at St. Luke and Michaud

Providing compassionate care through all of life’s stages – it’s our Mission

Our medical, nursing, social services, nutritional and pastoral care staff works in collaboration with our residents, their family members and caregivers to meet physical as well as emotional comfort needs. Our specially trained staff provides support, counseling and advice, and locates resources to meet the social, personal, financial, and emotional needs of residents and their families who are facing a serious illness or who are in the final stages of life.

Comfort Care at St. Luke or Michaud offers:

  • Pain and Symptom Management
  • Quality, 24-hour skilled nursing care
  • Specialized medical care resources and consultation
  • Pain management expertise
  • Nutritional needs overseen by our Registered Dietitian
  • Individual and family support and counseling
  • Twenty-four hour visitation
  • Recreation and therapy
  • Pastoral Care services
  • Palliative care focusing on ensuring dignity, respect and the comfort for those in our care

Contact our St. Luke Admission Coordinator, or our Michaud Admission Coordinator to arrange for a visit, at a time convenient for you, or to answer any questions you may have about Comfort Care.