Services we Provide
Assistance with Daily Living
Assistance with regular daily activities such as eating, getting out of bed, walking, dressing, bathing, and toileting.
Promoting comfort- with medical supplies and special equipment.
Caring Hospice staff visit regularly and are always there for all your needs, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, to address any question and provide support in any area needed.
Using carefully controlled medication and other techniques to provide relief Caring Hospice personnel use carefully administered medication as well as other techniques to help control symptoms.
A program of Life Enhancement activities that help to enrich the lives of our patients even in advanced stages of their illness. Life Enhancements may include life review, board games, card games, reading books, poetry or the bible, watching a movie or ball game, or being taken outside to enjoy the fresh air.
Professional complementary therapists visit patients in their homes or nursing homes and provide calm, peace, and joy to our patients. These professional therapies include but are not limited to; Reiki, Massage, Aromatherapy, Music therapy, Art therapy, and Pet therapy.
Including medication management, education, and other care, nurses provide clinical care and education to patients and their families. Each nurse is specially trained in pain and symptom management and is available to meet the individual care needs of the patient.
At Caring Hospice Services our support doesn’t end with the death of your loved one. We offer grief support for 13 months following a patient’s death. This is a sensitive time when mourning and grief impacts life’s journey through the loss experience. We realize that everyone grieves differently and adjust our support in accordance with what you need.
Caring Hospice Services takes an interdisciplinary approach to your care. This approach to care keeps the broad picture of each patient’s individualized need in mind.
The interdisciplinary team includes a wide range of specialty and expertise, including: physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, certified nursing assistants/certified home health aides, therapists and volunteers.
The patient’s regular physician is a key member of the Hospice Team. The attending physician assumes responsibility for medical management of the patient’s treatment throughout their involvement in the hospice program.
Hospice Medical Director
Works with attending physician and hospice staff, providing the expertise and perspective of hospice care.
Patient Care Manager
The PCM is a registered nurse responsible for the management and coordination of care for the patient and team. He/she makes certain that the plan of care for each patient is unique, individualized and interdisciplinary. He/she is often the most accessible by phone and coordinates the physician’s orders with the other team members who will carry them out.
The chaplain is available to help the patient and family with spiritual and religious matters. He can also serve as liaison to the family’s clergy.
The hospice nurse visits the patient wherever they reside. The number of visits depends on the patient’s needs. The hospice nurse provides direct care to the patient and keeps the doctor informed and updated about the patient’s condition. The nurse also teaches the family and/or other caregivers how to care for the patient.
The social worker provides direct support and counseling for the patient, family members, and caregivers. The Social Worker also serves as the primary contact to access community resources.
CNA or CHHA
Certified Home Health Aides/Certified Nurses’ Assistants – The CNA/CHHA is available to provide personal care, such as bathing and grooming as well as assistance with other activities of daily living. The CNA/CHHA can also provide short periods of respite for the family. The frequency of the visits are based on the needs of the patient and the caregiver.
The Hospice Bereavement Coordinator works with the family and develops a plan to support and help them during their time of loss. The Bereavement Coordinator is a specialist who is aware of the difficulties and needs of a family as they go through this time of loss.
Hospice Volunteers provide emotional support and companionship to patients and their families. They can also provide respite for caregivers and family members involved in the patient’s care.