The Faith and Family Hospice’s Circle of Care is a patient-centered model that emphasizes the continuum of care delivered by the professionals and volunteers. These caregivers work together as a team to ensure that they evaluate and meet the needs of our patients and their families.
The Faith and Family Circle of Care
The Faith and Family Hospice physician specialists work in conjunction with the patient’s attending physician to ensure that there is no gap in coverage in the patient-doctor relationship. Our hospice team provides exceptional medical attention with ample resources to care for and support patients in this time of need.
Our hospice nurses are assigned to each patient to ensure a seamless coordination of services. They manage the patient’s medical needs and are trained in pain management care. They administer required medications and perform routine diagnostic exams on patients. RNs also work with the patient’s family members and friends to round-out the patient’s care plan, advising them on how to help nurture and support the patient.
Hospice Aides care for a patient’s personal needs, such as bathing patients, changing bed linens, assisting with transportation, record keeping, preparing meals and checking various vital signs.
Social workers provide emotional support to the patient and family, they assist with the financial aspects of hospice and act as a liaison to the resources in the community. They also arrange spiritual, grief and family counseling by coordinating services with community clergy members, psychologists and other professionals.
Hospice Volunteer – trained volunteers are available to offer companionship and service to families
Dietitian, Physical, Occupational, Speech, and other therapies – available for consultation.
Medication – for symptom management related to hospice diagnosis.
Medical Equipment and Supplies – as needed based on the plan of care.
Grief Counseling & Bereavement Support – supportive services for caregivers for up to 13 months following the loss of a loved one.