Expert Care designed with your family in mind
At Hospice Select, we are very proud of the medically-directed, team-oriented care we provide each of our patients. We work closely with the other professionals involved in your case to design the best plan of care and support we can for each patient and their loved ones. Teams will vary depending on your specific needs but typically include:
Hospice physicians are responsible for identifying a patient's need for end-of-life care and making a referral. They are also responsible for providing information and understanding about hospice for families and patients.
Hospice nurses provide direct care for patients. Whether administering medications, providing ongoing wound care, or carefully documenting patient vital signs, nurses play a first-hand role in ensuring their patients are as pain-free and symptom-free as possible.
QUALIFIED HOSPICE AIDES
Hospice health aides perform a combination of light housekeeping and personal hygiene duties, including shopping, bathing, dressing, feeding, hair and oral care for patients.
Hospice social workers serve with patients and their families to ensure they receive emotional support, information, advice, or signposting to relevant services. They also discuss options with the patient, family and MDTs to ensure that patient choice is central to the decision making process.
BEREAVEMENT COORDINATORS & VOLUNTEERS
Hospice bereavement coordinators work with families who have a loved one in hospice or have lost a loved one who was under hospice care. Their role is to help families deal with the grief they feel about their loved one's death or diagnosis.
CHAPLAINS & SPIRITUAL COUNSELORS
Hospice chaplains help patients and their family through each stage of grief-before, during, and after death. Hospice pastoral care is optional and can be started or stopped at any time. Hospice chaplains never promote a religion or seek to convert.
The majority of hospice care is provided in the patient's home, with family and friends acting as caregivers. If there is no residence, the agency can provide care in nursing homes or other types of residential facilities. If a patient requires inpatient care in order to address severe symptoms or to provide respite for a caregiver, we have relationships with hospitals and nursing home facilities throughout our service area, allowing patients to be served in their own communities.
Not all problems occur between the hours of 8 and 5. We have a triage team available 24/7. When you call in the evenings or on weekends, you will always be able to speak directly with a nurse. A social worker and chaplain are also available in case the need is not medical in nature. If an evening or weekend visit is needed, you can count on us to be there for you.