Each Hospice Care patient is assigned a hospice team. The team will provide support to the patient, primary caregiver and family. A team member will be available by phone 24-hours a day for support or visits.

The patient’s personal physician consults with a hospice care team of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, home health aides, and volunteers. Working closely together, team members treat and attend to the family and patient as a ‘unit of care.’

Hospice Physicians

Hospice physicians coordinate with your Primary Care physician, and are available to meet general medical needs for symptom and pain control issues.

Nurses

Nurses coordinate all services necessary to optimize the patient’s quality of life within the limits of illness.

Social Worker

Social workers provide counseling and assistance for social, emotional and economic difficulties that patients and family members may face.

Chaplins

Chaplains are able to dialogue about thoughts, values and beliefs and assist with securing or providing resources regardless of faith, tradition or spiritual content.

Home health hospice aides

Home health hospice aides provide personal care to the patient and assists him or her with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, feeding, hair care, shaving and skin care.

Volunteers

Volunteers are available to visit with the patient, offer companionship, run errands, etc.