Islands Hospice Care Team
Specialized Services are Tailored to Fit Your Needs
May continue to actively participate in the patient's care including writing orders, consulting with the hospice team and overseeing the plan of care for the duration of treatment.
MEDICAL DIRECTORS/HOSPICE PHYSICIANS
Offer their expertise in pain and symptom management and oversee the patient’s hospice care.
Manage patient's symptoms, provide education to patients and caregivers and coordinate care with the rest of the hospice team.
Offer spiritual care in accordance with the wishes of the patient and family, often coordinating with the patient's clergy or religious leader.
Conduct psychosocial assessments and provide counseling, education and other skilled interventions to enhance patient and family coping.
Serve as patient advocates and educators. Liaisons work closely with healthcare providers to ensure a smooth transition to hospice services. They can meet with the patient or family in a private home setting, a hospital, or a place of work.
CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANTS
Provide compassionate personal treatments such as bathing, nail and skin care, and grooming. Patients benefit from gentle hands offering a light massage. Families and caregivers receive best practice education on how to care for their loved ones.
Offer individual and group grief support and counseling to patients, families, and caregivers. Services are offered throughout the duration of hospice care and are followed by thirteen months of bereavement support.
Provide companionship and a calming presence to the patient. They may also offer short periods of respite to the caregiver to allow them to run an errand or keep an appointment.
Available Day or Night, Weekends and Holidays
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