YOUR HOSPICE TEAM
Companion’s interdisciplinary team of professionals work together to ensure that the patient’s physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs are met and their loved ones feel supported. Each patient receives an individualized plan of care that is centered around the priorities and wishes of the patients and their loved ones.
A hospice physician oversees the patient’s symptoms, working closely with the hospice team and the patient’s primary care physician to determine appropriate medical interventions. The physician visits patients as needed.
Nurse Case Manager
A nurse case manager will make regularly scheduled visits assessing pain and providing symptom management techniques. The nurse will educate patients and their families about disease progression, use of medications and daily care needs.
Certified Home Health Aide
Home health aide services provide personal care services under the supervision of a registered nurse. These duties may include assistance in activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, personal hygiene, exercise and assistance in retaining self-help skills).
Our social workers have specialized training addressing the practical and financial needs of each patient. This may include emotional support, counseling and serving as a liaison to community agencies.
Our chaplain provides spiritual support and counseling to patients and families. This may include assisting with memorial services, serving as a friendly visitor or connecting patients to spiritual support services within the patient’s faith tradition.
Volunteerism is the heart and soul of hospice. Caring community members give a wide range of loving support such as providing respite to the family, assisting with meal preparation, running errands, music therapy, pet therapy, reading, assisting with basic needs around the house, facilitating special projects and providing companionship.