The Hospice Care Team

Hospice care is delivered by a specially trained team of physicians, nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains and volunteers -- all working together to meet the individual needs of each patient and family. First and foremost, your team members include you and your loved ones. A typical care team includes:

  • You and your family
  • Your personal physician (sometimes called the “attending physician”)
  • Our hospice physician
  • Nurses with specialized hospice training
  • Home health aides (or “hospice aides”)
  • Licensed social workers
  • Interdenominational chaplains
  • Homemakers
  • Bereavement counselors
  • Volunteers
  • Other therapists as needed (such as physical and occupational therapy)

Exceptional Medical Care: Our experienced team of physicians and nurses work to control pain and manage symptoms, supply medications, monitor drug interactions and provide medical supplies and equipment. They work with your personal physician to ensure coordination of care. And, medical options are discussed with you, allowing you and your loved ones to determine your preferred course of care.

A family caregiver shares his story of his experience with his wife's care team.

Personal Care: Our home health aides are personal care specialists, helping you with daily activities such as bathing, dental care and other elements of personal hygiene.

Insurance and Planning: Our social workers help you with insurance paperwork and other complex financial matters. They also help you make decisions about future medical care such as advance directives and help navigate assistance and eligibility for other assistance and services, such as military resources, government assistance, or transportation.

Spiritual Support: Our chaplains and counselors help to address spiritual and emotional issues, regardless of faith. With their support, you can find peace and comfort when it matters most.

Volunteer Support: Our trained volunteers are available to help with a wide variety of services from running personal errands to transportation, to engaging in special interests and hobbies and providing emotional and social support. Volunteers often lend a hand with day-to-day tasks too, so that caregivers can spend more time with their loved ones or take a break to recharge.

At Hope Hospice, we also provide caregiver education, professional grief counseling and support to families and loved ones anytime, during and after we care for your loved one. Find a Caregiver Support Group.

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