The Hospice Team
Hospice care is provided through an interdisciplinary, medically directed team. This team approach to care for a person with a life limiting illness typically includes a physician, a nurse, a home health aide, a social worker, a chaplain and a volunteer.
The hospice nurse makes regularly scheduled visits to the patient, providing expert pain management and symptom control techniques. Throughout the time that the patient is under the care of hospice, the nurse keeps the primary physician informed of the patient's condition. Nurses provide the complete spectrum of skilled nursing care and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Home health aides provide assistance with the personal care of the patient.
Social workers provide assistance with practical and financial concerns as well as emotional support, counseling and bereavement follow-up. They evaluate the need for volunteers and other support services needed by the family and facilitate communication between the family and community agencies.
Pastoral support provides spiritual support to patients and families, often serving as a liaison between them and their religious community.
H.O.M.E's Medical Director is Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine