Services

Through our Interdisciplinary Team of Hospice Professionals, Hope Hospice are 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

Attending Physician

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.

Grief Support

Lifetime Comprehensive Bereavement Services are offered to familymembers as well as community members dealing with loss.

Dietician

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.

Registered Nurse

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.

Hospice Chaplain

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.

Volunteers

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.

Social Worker

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.

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