Our hospice team works with patients and their families to develop a plan of care that is unique to each patient’s specific situation. This plan of care is not set in stone. As your needs change, we will collaborate with you and your physician to give you the services that best fit your situation. Below, you can learn more about the role of each of our care team members.
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Your gifts of compassion and care can make an amazing difference in the lives of patients and their families. Often, we underestimate the power that a smile, a caring word or the smallest act of kindness can have on someone. Volunteers can provide support to patients and families through direct care or administrative duties.
Our hospice medical director works along with your personal doctor or the hospice physician to ensure that your care plan meets your needs. Our physicians are not only available to make house calls, should you need one, but also regularly meet with your care team members to ensure that you are getting the care that best fits your specific situation.
Your Heart of Hospice nurse works with your doctor to manage your medications and other treatments and keep you comfortable. Your nurse visits you wherever you call home and is available to answer any questions you may have about your health.
Our social workers help connect you with community resources such as financial assistance. Heart of Hospice social workers can help provide emotional support for you and your family.
Our chaplain can provide spiritual support for you and your loved ones, regardless of your faith tradition, or can coordinate care with your clergy if you prefer.
Our certified hospice aids are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Certified hospice aides help patients with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and light housekeeping. Our aids offer extra attention if you desire it such as nail care, reading, and companionship.
Our coordinators provide support to your family and loved ones.
Our nurse practitioner is available to make house calls and help manage any pain or symptoms of discomfort by coordinating with our hospice medical director and your personal doctor.
Therapists are available to assess and provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy as needed.
Heart of Hospice volunteers are trained to provide companionship for you as well as support for your caregivers so that they can take a rest, run errands, and do any other things that you and your loved ones may find helpful.