The Hospice Medical Director leads the hospice care team in developing a plan of care to meet each patient’s specific needs, provides consultation to physicians regarding hospice care, and certifies terminal prognosis as part of the hospice eligibility process.
Hospice Care Nurses have specialized training in pain and symptom management. They evaluate patient and family needs, coordinate the plan of care with the care team, and guide education for patients and their loved ones.
Hospice Aides are the heart of care, building warm relationships with patients and families as they bring personal care, comfort and emotional support.
The best possible hospice care requires more than medical care. The Social Worker works with emotional and financial needs, assists with end-of-life planning, develops plans of care, provides direct counseling, and arranges referrals to community agencies as necessary.
Hospice Care Volunteers give their time and talents to brighten the days of patients and their loved ones, Volunteers visit and do activities with patients, provide breaks for family members and caregivers and support at the time of death and during bereavement.
Treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit – includes helping to meet the spiritual needs of the patient and family. The Spiritual Counselor assesses the patient’s and family’s spiritual needs, develops a plan of care to meet identified needs, provides direct counseling, consults with community clergy, and provides bereavement support.
One of the most important services we provide is bereavement support for families and loved ones The Bereavement Counselor helps assess what’s needed, provide individual and group counseling during the minimum of 13 months of bereavement support for the family after the loss of a loved one.
Services are provided based on each patient’s individual plan of care.