The Hospice Team
The Hospice Team treats the whole person. This means hospice treats physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. Hospice doesn’t just manage pain. It shows patients how to best cope with the illness. The Team also offers counseling, grief, support, and family support.
Patients and Families
The Most Important Members of the Hospice Team are the Patient and Family. They pick the care plan. Treatments are based on their wishes. And loved ones are usually the main caregivers.
Hospice Doctors are trained in comfort and end-of-life care. They work with patients and the patients’ doctors to guide the plan of care.
Hospice Nurses are also specially trained. They work closely with the patient and family. Nurses watch vital signs. They manage medications and equipment. Nurses are often also there for emotional support.
Social Workers guide patients through practical matters. They help with confusing paperwork. This could be Insurance Forms, Medicare Forms, or other Legal Forms. They arrange for emotional or spiritual support when it is needed.
Hospice Aides give personal care to the patient. This includes non-medical tasks like feeding or bathing. They assist with light cooking and simple chores. Hospice Aides also train the family on giving proper care.
Hospice Volunteers are trained to provide a variety of support. They can give family caregivers a break by visiting with the patient. Some help with simple chores or run errands.
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Hospice Chaplains give spiritual support at the end of life. “Spiritual” does not mean “religious.” Support is based on the patient’s values. Chaplains are there to listen with compassion and without judgement. They can guide meaningful talks about hope, forgiveness, and spiritual growth.
The Rehabilitation team consists of Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and Speech Therapists trained specifically in comfort and providing end-of-life care. There focus is to provide additional support to the patient and family.