Hospice provides a medical director that assists in the personalized coordination of care of the patient with their primary physician and interdisciplinary hospice team.
Registered Nurse (RN) Case Managers
The RN Case Manager is the team’s supervisory nurse; responsible for the integrated personalized plan of care, overseeing symptom and pain management, administration of as-needed medications, and educating and directing other nursing staff. Additionally, the RN Case Manager becomes the direct link of communication between the patient and the doctor.
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Under the direction of the RN Case Manager, the LVN provides additional clinical and emotional support to the patient.
Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA)
The CHHA provides assistance in daily activities; such as, personal hygiene, grooming, dressing, bathing and certain household duties.
Medical Social Workers (MSW)
The MSW evaluates and advocates for the individual needs of the patient and their loved ones. With the help from community resources, the MSW educates and assists with financial matters. Additionally, the MSW may participate in the planning of final arrangement with families and loved ones.
The Bereavement Coordinator provides grief counseling services to those living with a life-limiting illness and someone who has experienced the death of a loved one.
A non-denominational Spiritual Counselor provides spiritual support and assists in connecting with the patient’s own faith community.
Carefully screened and trained volunteers provide fellowship, company and support to patients and their loved ones. Often times, volunteers may provide respite relief to caregivers.