- 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.
- Medical Director
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.