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Hospice Interdisciplinary Team

Each team member serves an intricate part in caring for our patients.

The Executive Director is responsible to direct operations toward meeting the needs of the patient/family and the needs of the community.

The Registered Nurse Case Manager takes charge of each patient. This means that she will be chiefly responsible for designing the nursing care plan and oversees that continuity in patient care is followed while she is off. Our hospice nurses provide highly skilled, compassionate interactions with patients and their families - comfort measures, teaching, medication, and so much more.

The Spiritual Care Coordinator will provide spiritual support to any patient who desires it, or will assist in working with the local clergy to assist them in meeting needs.

The Hospice Aide may come regularly to assist in routine personal cares, i.e. bathing, washing hair, shaving, skin and teeth care, changing linens, and patient positioning.

The Medical Director is in charge of overall management of patients by the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team. He/she oversees the appropriateness for referral of each patient and serves as a consultant to the Team and the local physicians on matters of palliative care.

The Bereavement Coordinator helps grieving family members and is also a source of support in the months after the death.

The Medical Social Worker is involved early to assist in home planning, equipment, financial resources, sorting out insurance and, most importantly, serves as a counselor working in a one-on-one or group basis to help families work together in stressful times.

The Volunteer Coordinator is in charge of recruitment, training and the continued supervision of Hospice Volunteers. He/she assists with appropriate placement for the many voluntary tasks. He/she also coordinates volunteer training. If you would like more information about becoming a Hospice Volunteer, visit the volunteer page.

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