Through our Interdisciplinary Team of Hospice Professionals, Hope Palliative & Hospice Care provides the following services 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year:
Comprehensive medical care and management
Medications related to the hospice diagnosis that enhance comfort
Medical supplies and equipment that promote dignity
Assistance with personal care and activities
Support for the patient and family with emotional and spiritual concerns
Coordination of community resources
Education for the family and caregivers on providing care to the patient
Volunteers to provide companionship and respite support
Integrative therapies such as journaling, Reiki and aromatherapy
Bereavement services and counseling for family and friends
Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy and Nutritional Counseling when indicated
HOPE's Interdisciplinary Team
The patient's personal physician is a key member of the Hospice Team. The attending physician is responsible for overseeing and approving the patient's Plan of Care.
Hospice Medical Director
Along with the attending physician, the Hospice Medical Director oversees and approves the patient's Plan of Care. The Hospice Medical Director may also serve as a patient's attending physician when needed.
Lifetime Comprehensive Bereavement Services are offered to familymembers as well as community members dealing with loss.
The Hospice Dietitian will be consulted, as needed, to improve the patient's nutritional status, whenever possible. Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapists — Speech, physical and/or occupational therapists will be utilized as needed to improve the patient's quality of life.
The Hospice RN serves as the patient's Case Manager. The Nurse is responsible for the patient's physical comfort and making recommendations to the attending physician regarding pain and symptom management.
The Hospice Chaplain is responsible for providing spiritual support to all patients and family members requesting such support. The Hospice Chaplain can serve as a bridge between the patient/family and their personal house of worship.
The Hospice Volunteer fills a very special role in hospice care. Volunteers may provide companionship, respite, emotional support and offer help in many different ways.
The Hospice Social Worker is responsible for the overall support of the patient and family. They can assist with financial planning and advance directives as well as emotional support and counseling.
Certified Nursing Assistant
The CNA, working under the supervision of the Hospice RN, is responsible for providing assistance with the patient's personal care.
The Hospice Team acknowledges every person's experience will be different and individualizes the Plan of Care based on the patient's/family's needs and goals.