YOUR PALLIATIVE CARE 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.
Palliative Care Physician
The palliative care physician oversees the patient’s symptoms, working closely with the palliative care team and the patient’s primary care physician to determine appropriate medical interventions.
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.
Home Health Aide
Home health aides assist patients with activities of daily living. Activities most often include bathing, dressing and a variety of other personal care services.
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.
The palliative care chaplain provides spiritual and emotional support for the patient. The chaplain works closely with the medical team so that the care provided to patients fits with their values and beliefs.