Provide oversight of physician services by complementing attending physician care, acting as a medical resource to the interdisciplinary group, assuring continuity of hospice medical services, and assuring appropriate measures to control patient symptoms.
Registered Nurses (RNs)
Plan, organize, and direct hospice care and are experienced in nursing, with emphasis on community health education/experience. The RN builds from the resources of the community to plan and direct services to meet the needs of individuals and families within their homes and communities.
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs)
Responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.
Certified Home Health Aides (CHHAs)
Paraprofessional member of the interdisciplinary group who works under the supervision of a registered nurse and performs various services for a patient as necessary to meet the patient’s personal needs and to promote comfort. The CHHA is responsible for observing the patient, reporting these observations and documenting observations and care performed.
Medical Social Workers (MSWs)
Help patients and their families navigate planning for end-of-life care; understand their treatment plan and be vocal about their needs; manage the stresses of debilitating physical illnesses, including emotional, familial, and financial; overcome crisis situations; and connect to other support services.
Chaplains | Spiritual Coordinators
Spiritual concerns are common for patients who are diagnosed with a terminal illness. Some may feel little connection to such services, and that’s okay. However, our Chaplains/Spiritual Coordinators offer any support when requested. They never force a specific religion on anyone. Instead, they support each person on their own journey.
Volunteers play an invaluable role as part of our team’s unified approach in providing quality care. Our Coordinator manages them all as they join patients and families for activities, companionship in providing an empathetic ear to listen to, as well as simple clerical work in the office.
Although patients are our primary concern, they are not our only concern. Hospice care does not just come to a halting stop after a patient has passed on. We provide grief counseling in a variety of ways per family’s consent for up to one year after a traumatic event has taken place in someone’s life.