During this most difficult but meaningful part of life’s journey, THE MEDICAL TEAM hospice is at hand, providing experienced, skilled hospice services, with compassion and respect, at home. We honor the life of our patients, while offering families much-needed assistance and support. Hospice is a way to continue life’s journey with the best quality of life and the best care possible.
Personal care, tailored to the patient’s and family’s ever-changing needs with a focus on managing pain, controlling symptoms and supporting emotional and spiritual needs. Our focus is on supporting quality of life, with grace and assurance.
Hospice appropriate patients generally have an advanced illness, or specified and limited life expectancy. Care begins within two hours of a physician’s referral, working in close collaboration with the patient’s physician, hospice physician, family and patient. We are available 24/7 to respond to needs and concerns.
Dedicated, trained caregivers. Our multi-disciplinary team of hospice professionals supports patients and families. Our nurse case manager oversees the development of an individualized plan of care which focuses on physical care, personal care and comfort, spiritual needs, psychosocial needs and bereavement care. The case manager coordinates the efforts of the patient’s physician and hospice physician, our Hospice nurses, social workers, aides and chaplain. We also offer trained volunteerswho are committed to providing companionship and interaction.
Support for the family’s journey. Our team’s responsiveness allows family members to devote their full attention to their loved one, free of additional stress. Respite Care at a nursing facility is available should family caregivers need a rest. Bereavement Counselors can support grieving family members at any time during the journey and for a year following the loss.
THE MEDICAL TEAM Hospice Care is 100% covered under Medicare and Medicaid, as well as by many private insurance plans.