Hospice care provides medical services, emotional support, and spiritual resources for people who are in the last stages of a serious illness, such as cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. Hospice care also helps family members manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a dying loved one. The primary goal is to keep the patient comfortable and improve quality of life.
The Alternative Hospice professionals function as an interdisciplinary team with a coordinated plan of care established by the patient and family. The team makes regularly scheduled visits to manage the patient’s care and to ensure that goals are being met physically and emotionally.
Regular team meetings and frequent communications among clinical staff and physician ensure that the patient and family’s goals are met. Our team members include:
Hospice Medical Director
Works with the attending physician and the hospice team to direct the plan of care.
Educates patients and families about disease progression, use of medications, daily care needs, and other aspects of the overall healthsavy.com plan of care. Assesses pain, symptoms, nutritional status, and ensures that the patient is safe in the home/facility.
Certified Nursing Assistant
Helps patients with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and eating. Assist with proper positioning, ambulation and help maintain a clean and orderly environment.
Licensed Social Worker
Support the emotional, social, spiritual and financial needs of the family and patient. Help navigate health systems and benefits, end-of-life planning, and coordinate community resources as necessary.
Chaplain / Ordained Minister
Ensure that patient and family religious or spiritual beliefs and practices are respected by the hospice team. Our chaplain team offers education and spiritual support to patients and families of any religious or non-religious preference.
Licensed/Certified professionals utilize true holistic healthcare techniques as a part of our standard of care.
Offer non-medical assistance, respite care or companionship to the patient and family.
The best way to determine if you or a loved one could benefit from hospice is to contact us for a consultation.