Our hospice teams offer patients choices, support, and comfort. Our team includes a Hospice Medical Director, Physician, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers who are available to respond to our patients’ needs. We work with each individual to make sure their wishes come first. Together the team helps each patient live their best possible quality of life surrounded and supported by loved ones, friends, and committed caregivers.
Registered Nurses visit patients regularly to assess your medical needs, communicate with your doctors, and implement treatment orders. They also provide your caregivers with training regarding patient daily care.
Medical Social Workers help patients and their loved ones with grief counseling and end-of-life planning. They also assist with financial issues and accessing other community resources.
Chaplains provide spiritual care as patients and their loved one’s process through meaning, purpose, and sustaining hope at this time of life. Chaplain services are offered to all patients regardless of their personal spiritual beliefs.
Nurse Aides assist with personal care needs, such as bathing, hair care, and other needs.
Volunteers provide companionship, support, and assist with respite care for the caregiver, may run errands, assist with various needs in the home, and more.
Therapists (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy) offer patients and their families support and training to best manage daily care needs.
Bereavement Counselors provide counseling for patients, their family and friends, and for any community member experiencing grief from the death of a loved one.
Prescription medications, medical equipment, and medical supplies related to the terminal illness are provided and are generally covered in full under the Hospice benefit.
Dietary Counseling is also available.
Inherent in hospice care is the ongoing education about caregiving, the disease process, and the options and interventions to help relieve pain and other discomforts. Our focus is to provide the greatest support to our patients and their families to meet what is most important to them along their journey.
Call our team at (208) 265-1179 for more information about our services and how we can help.