Hospice – YOUR TEAM
While on hospice, your team will be focused on you and your family, asking at each visit how we can best meet your needs with an individualized plan of care for you.
Our Circle of Care
Our Circle of Care depicts the holistic continuum of care rendered by our hospice professionals and trained volunteers working together as a team 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, to assess and meet your needs—and your loved ones’ unique needs—as the end of life draws near.
Registered Nurse Case Manager: The RN Case Manager works most closely with you in developing an individualized plan of care. He or she will be focused on managing any pain or other symptoms which your illness may be causing you. Additionally, your nurse will communicate with your physician on a regular basis to keep him or her up-to-date on your care and any needs which may arise.
Social Worker: Your Social Worker works with you and your family on addressing the very real financial, emotional, and social stresses which can affect a patient and his or her family who are coping with a terminal illness. Additionally, he or she is able to connect you with community resources (including the Compassionate Care Hospice Foundation), which can ease the costs associated with an illness.
Chaplain: The Chaplain is chiefly responsible for addressing your emotional and spiritual needs. He or she does not promote religion, but rather any spiritual needs you and your loved ones may have. Additionally, the Chaplain is available to aid you in connecting with your local clergy, if you so desire.
Medical Director: Each patient will have a Medical Director involved with their care. He or she is part of the team and consults regularly with the other hospice team members, as well as your personal (attending) physician, regarding your care. Patients may always retain their personal physician while under hospice services.
Hospice Volunteer: A Hospice Volunteer is an integral part of your hospice team. Volunteers are able to visit you in your home and provide respite, companionship, and socialization.
Certified Hospice Aide: The Certified Hospice Aide is often your day-to-day contact with Compassionate Care Hospice. He or she will assist you in personal care, such as bathing, dressing, incontinence care, housework, meal preparation, or just to be a friendly visitor to brighten your day.
Holistic Therapies: Compassionate Care Hospice provides a variety of Holistic Therapies, such as music, massage, art and pet therapy. These therapeutic methods can be an invaluable way to manage the symptoms of your illness, in addition to, or instead of, medications.