The Highest Standard of Hospice Care
St Bernardine Hospice Irvine
Why St. Bernardine’s Is Different
We know that families have options when searching for end-of-life care, but we believe that our unique position on patient care places us at the forefront of this industry. Our care values include communication, teamwork, and professionalism. While these may sound simple, they provide the foundation for how we treat our patients and their family members. We ensure that patients and families understand exactly what is happening throughout every step in the process, and we work with these individuals to ensure that we carry out mutual goals. Each of our staff members is committed to working with each other as an interdisciplinary unit, allowing us to provide a variety of care types with a minimum of fuss.
St. Bernardine’s Patient and Family Member Pledge
We understand that every patient has unique needs, goals, and desires physically, mentally and spiritually, and we know that these needs are fluid. Our pledge to every patient and family member is that we will provide high quality, compassionate care at all times.
Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses
The RN is in charge of the team and provides assessments and care plans. After the initial admissions assessment, the LVN usually provides regular assessments and communicates concerns to the medical doctor.
Medical Social Worker
The MSW helps with numerous patient and family concerns, including providing referrals, gathering community support and getting necessary members of the team involved in the care plan. The MSW can also discuss financial and insurance issues.
Home Health Aide
A home health aide provides the majority of the hands-on daily care of the patient, including dressing, bathing, brushing teeth and changing bedding.
The chaplain provides spiritual support for the patient and his or her family members. The chaplain will visit the patient, listen to emotional and spiritual needs and provide family support after the patient’s death. He or she will work intricately with the bereavement team and can answer questions about funerals.
Volunteers are an integral part of our team and are required by Medicare to work with us. They provide companionship to patients, help family members with everyday tasks and answer questions on the telephone.
The medical director oversees every patient’s care, ensuring that care plans are in place, consulting with doctors, encouraging proper teamwork and providing medical management to the hospice program.