Our well-trained and compassionate team addresses the needs of the patients and their
families. The team members are:
- The Patient's Personal Physician continues to direct the care of the patient and
consults with other members of the hospice team.
- The Hospice Medical Director is a physician specially trained to handle pain and
symptom management. The doctor directs patient care using the other staff members
as his or her eyes and ears.
- Registered Nurses have advanced training in hospice care and provide comprehensive
nursing services in the patient's home. Oncall staff is available to the patient 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.
- Hospice Aides provide regular personal care in the home in a respectful and
professional manner that promotes dignity for the patient.
- Medical Social Workers have advanced education in counseling and are trained to
help individuals and families cope with emotional, social and financial stresses
associated with life-limiting illnesses and impending loss. They work with both the
patient and the family.
- The Hospice Chaplains are ministers who prvide spiritual care and counseling,
if requested, that does not impose any particular theology or religion. The chaplains
can address concerns related to death and dying.
- The Bereavement Counselor provides specialized grief support to families following
the loss of a loved one. Support groups, reading materials and individual counseling
can continue for up to a year.
- Volunteers who have completed rigorous training to prepare them to help patients
and families are assigned to help with practical needs such as running errands. They
also provide companionship, help write letters or life stories and are a resource for
many other needs.
- Physical, Occupational and Nutritional Therapists are called in whenever their
services would benefit the patient.
- Language Translators are available for non-English speaking patients.
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