Our hospice team affirms life, and regards dying as a normal process. The hospice team includes you, your family and caregivers, your physician, hospice medical directors, registered nurses, social workers and chaplains. The team works with clients and caregivers to develop a plan of care that builds physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual support. Additional services may be provided by home health assistants, therapists, pharmacists and trained volunteers.
At the start of hospice care, the patient’s physician is contacted to confirm that hospice care is appropriate. A hospice team member will visit to answer questions and assess the client’s condition and potential care needs. The client or responsible party will be asked to complete a consent form, and the hospice team member will collect the client’s insurance information. The hospice team will outline the services available. The care is aimed at pain relief and symptom control, rather than curative care.