Caring Hospice provides
a comprehensive range of services, commensurate with the needs of
each individual. We recognize that each individual’s needs
are different, and that a patient’s needs may change. We work
closely with family members to determine what is needed, and are
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Caring Hospice uses an interdisciplinary approach, keeping the broad
picture of each patient’s needs in mind. The collaborative
team includes a wide range of specialty and expertise, including:
– The patient’s regular physician is a key member
of the Hospice Team. The attending physician assumes responsibility
for medical management of the patient’s treatment throughout
their involvement in the hospice program.
||Hospice Medical Director –
Works with attending physician and staff, providing the expertise
and perspective of hospice care
|| Patient Care Manager (PCM)
- The PCM is a registered nurse who is responsible for the management
and coordinator of care the patient and the team. He/she makes
certain that the plan of care for each patient is unique, individualized
and interdisciplinary. He/she is often the most accessible by
phone and coordinates the physician’s orders with the
other team members who will carry them out.
|| Nursing Staff – The hospice nurse
visits the patient wherever they reside. The number of visits
depends on the patient’s needs. The hospice nurse provides
direct care to the patient and keeps the doctor informed and
updated about the patient’s condition. The nurse also
teaches the family and/or other caregivers how to care for the
|| Social Worker – The social worker
provides direct support and counseling for the patient, family
members, and caregivers. The Social Worker also serves as the
primary contact to access community resources.
|| Certified Home Health Aides/Certified Nurses’
Assistants – The CHHA/C.N.A. is available to
provide personal care, such as bathing and grooming as well
as assistance with other activities of daily living. The CHHA/C.N.A
can also provide short periods of respite for the family. The
frequency of the visits are base on the needs of the patient
and the caregiver.
|| Hospice chaplain – The chaplain is
available to help patient and family with spiritual and religious
matters. He can also serve as liaison to the family’s
|| Bereavement coordinator – The Hospice
Bereavement Coordinator works with the family and develops a
plan to support and help them during their time of loss. The
Bereavement Coordinator is a specialist who is aware of the
difficulties and needs of a family as they go through this time
|| Volunteer – Hospice Volunteer provide
emotional support and companionship to patients and their families.
They can also provide respite for caregivers and family members
involved in the patient’s care.