Registered Nurse/Case Manager
Case managers are Registered Nurses who are experts in pain control and management of physical symptoms that cause distress or interfere with patient comfort. Visiting patients on a regular basis, they watch for and address changes to maximize patients’ comfort and with dignity. Patients have access to nurse support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Physicians play an essential role in the care of Hospice patients. Patients and their families have the ability to choose to have their physician follow them or use our board certified Hospice physicians to develop and oversee the patient’s plan of care. Physicians are in regular communication with the Hospice team to assure that the patient’s medical needs are taken care of during their time with Hospice.
Hospice aides provide vital personal services to patients, including help with bathing, dressing, and personal care. They offer good humor, a gentle touch, kindness, and are highly valued by families and caregivers.
Social workers guide families through the tangle of insurance coverage, financial issues, and other end-of-life concerns. Familiar with community resources and support agencies, they assist in finding solutions to social and emotional issues patients and families may face.
Bereavement counselors support patients and families in tandem with our other grief support services. Leading people to learn coping skills and begin the journey to personal healing, bereavement support is in place for family members for the 13 months following a patient’s death in the form of mailings, phone calls, and personal visits.
Spiritual Care Providers
Volunteers spend valuable time with patients and caregivers, bringing a special sensitivity to each family and situation. One of their most valuable roles is to sit and talk with patients, often forming strong lasting bonds with the families they serve.
Kora, Our Therapy Dog
Hi! My name is Kora and I am an Australian Labradoodle. I am so excited about my work at Hospice & Community Care.
While I am still just a young pup, I have been in training since the day I was born. In addition to learning how to be on my very best behavior from my earliest days, I also visited in nursing homes from a very young age to learn to be a working therapy dog. I already have hours of experience of being held, cuddled, and getting my belly rubbed – I like that the best! Helping humans feel good, find comfort and joy is the best job I could have!
Not to brag too much but people say my attributes include “friendliness, intuitiveness, awareness of my surroundings, gentleness, and love for humans.” It also helps that I am cute, and have really soft fur that humans just love to stroke.
I look forward to meeting you next time you visit the Hospice & Community Care Campus! If you don’t see me around please ask – I sometime take naps under desks, but meeting you would be so much better!