Testimonials


  • "“The nurse who worked the weekend my mom passed was so wonderful. She was incredible and such a blessing. She helped us make it through a difficult journey. I will be forever thankful!”"

    - Patient's Child
  • "“Words cannot describe what a wonderful, caring and giving group of caregivers we had.”"

    - Patient's Child

Meet The Team

 

 

Medical Director - A staff member of Community Hospice. Our medical director is a physician that works with the patient's attending physician and the hospice team to manage the patient's care.

Attending Physician - Patient's physician of choice that will manage care as part of the hospice team.

RN and LPN (Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse) - Nurses who come to the patient's home on a scheduled basis to help with care. An RN is always assigned as the Case Manager. Our nurses continually assess the patient's problems and report to the attending physician.

Hospice Aide - Aide that assists with personal care needs of the patient. Community Hospice Aides assist with care such as bathing, changing linens, taking vital signs, skin care, feeding, mouth care, and offering physical and emotional support to the family.

Social Worker - A professional, knowledgeable in community resources who can provide information or referral. Our social worker can also provide crisis intervention, emotional support and education. Counseling is available for the entire family to assist with any problems related to the patient's illness.

Volunteers - People who provide assistance at all level of skills without pay. Many are relatives and friends of former Community Hospice patients who, having seen how much hospice can help, want to contribute to its good work. Click here to learn more about becoming a Hospice volunteer.

Pharmacist - A local registered pharmacist is available to the hospice team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The pharmacist assists the team in providing the drugs the patient's physician orders to control symptoms.

Chaplain - Our Chaplain offers spiritual support for patients and families and facilitates with the bereavement program for the first year after loss.

Therapists - Therapists such as physical, occupational, nutritional and speech are provided to the patient in the home whenever the hospice team sees the need as part of the care plan.

Caregiver - The caregiver is designated by the patient as the person to provide physical and emotional care. The hospice team works closely with this person to teach and support so that the responsibilities do not become overwhelming. People such as a family member, friend, or paid caregiver may fill this important role. In many instances, families use a combination of these people so that the emotional stress does not become too great for any one person.