Lumina Hospice & Palliative Care, a community-grown nonprofit, provides compassionate care and support for individuals, families and caregivers facing serious illness or end of life.
Founded as Benton Hospice Service in 1980, Lumina has a long tradition of serving end-of-life needs in the Mid-Willamette Valley in Oregon. From our hospice and palliative care services to our extensive grief and caregiver support programs, we are here for you.
Hospice is a comprehensive approach to end-of-life care that provides emotional, spiritual, physical, and psychological support to patients and families.
Palliative Care is specialized medical care that focuses on improving quality of life and comfort when facing a serious illness or complex medical decisions.
Family and friends are often thrust into the role of caregiver without training. Lumina can help during these challenging times.
Grief support groups or one-on-one sessions are provided to anyone in the community, regardless of connection to hospice.
Non-medical support, access to community resources, and practical assistance to those living with a serious, life-limiting illness who are either not ready for, or not eligible for, hospice care.
Join the Lumina Team
As An Employee
Lumina’s staff make a difference by providing compassionate care and support to those facing end of life and their families. We are proud to be named one of the “100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon” by Oregon Business.
As A Volunteer
Volunteers play a vital role in the care Lumina provides by sharing their helping hands, listening ears, and warm hearts. From sitting vigil with the actively dying or providing respite care to relieve an exhausted caregiver, to sewing patriotic quilts for our Veteran patients.
News and Events
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After experiencing unprecedented turnover in 2021, we are thrilled to share that—despite the challenges of recruiting during a national nurse...Read More
Dr. Helen Kao honored as the American Geriatrics Society’s 2022 Clinician of the Year
The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today named Helen S. Kao, MD, as its 2022 Clinician of the Year. Dr. Kao,...Read More
How is Lumina responding to COVID-19? During this public health emergency, our Resource Center remains closed to visitors for the...Read More
Video Testimonials From Family Members
“After 16 years of caregiving for my husband, the stress and burden just went away when Lumina arrived.”Annette’s Story
“Lumina’s chaplain engaged my dad and made him feel like he was the most important person in the world.”Jo’s Story
“I didn’t have to do it alone. They held my hand and stood beside me during the most difficult moments.”Joanna’s Story