Care is delivered by a team of professionals who address the patient’s needs on medical, physical, emotional and spiritual levels. The team consists of the patient’s attending physician, hospice medical director, registered nurse, therapist, home health aid, social worker, chaplain, bereavement counselor, and trained volunteers.
Remains the patient’s primary care physician and works as part of the hospice team.
Certifies the attending physician’s prognosis, leads the hospice team in developing a plan of care, provides consultation to physician.
Evaluates the patient’s condition during regularly scheduled visits. Coordinates the plan of care and teaches the family about proper patient care, the use of medications and pain management.
Assesses social service needs of the patient and family. Provides emotional counseling, assists in coping with anxiety, fear, stress, family conflicts, financial needs, depression, and concerns about disease progression or illness.
Makes initial contact with each patient and family to assess and meet spiritual support needs. Works with clergy of their choice as a liaison. Provides assistance with funeral and memorial preparations.
Home Health Aide
Provides direct personal care and emotional support to the patient and family, and identifies changes and needs to the RN Case Manager.
Assesses patient’s nutritional needs & provides patients & family members with education & implements a nutritional program which will assist in meeting the patient’s nutritional needs.
Provides non-medical friendly visits and respite to patients and families, and also provides emotional support and encouragement.