Hospice CarePatient Support
Your team includes:
- Physician/Medical Director
- Registered Nurses
- Nursing Assistants
- Medical Social Worker
- Trained Volunteers
This team, known as the Inter-Disciplinary Group, meets weekly and works together under the supervision of your physician and the hospice medical director to design and implement a specific plan for your family’s unique needs – a unique approach. Hospice care is provided by the IDG, which includes at least the following members as described below. Your team members will be there to serve you as needed.
Each patient and family are assigned a Nurse/Case Manager who will coordinate care delivery. They will be there as often as necessary as an extension of your physician to monitor and manage pain and symptoms. They will also educate the family on what to expect and how to help.
A Nursing Assistant may make regular visits to assist patients with activities of daily living such as bathing, shaving, shampooing, and changing patients’ bed linens if needed.
Medical Social Worker
A Medical Social Worker can serve as a liaison to other community resources that may be helpful to patients and families — with specific help on family relationships, the stress of the illness, financial or legal issues, and more.
Pastoral Care Worker/Chaplain
A Pastoral Care Worker/Chaplain is available for those who request spiritual assistance and support, which can be provided directly by a staff Hospice Chaplain or by coordinating with another community clergy.