Our Care Teams Provide Compassionate Care to Our Patients and Families
Our care teams provide comfort and dignity to patients and families, caring for them during their final months wherever they call home.
Hospice care is compassionate end-of-life care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury. Hospice care involves a team-oriented approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support tailored to a patient’s needs.
At Ohio’s Hospice, our care teams include board-certified hospice and palliative care physicians, hospice-certified nurses and personal care specialists (state tested nursing assistants), social workers, chaplains, bereavement counseling professionals, and volunteers. The care team energetically works together to support both the patient and the family.
Committed to Quality Care
Our care teams are designed to care for all of a patient’s needs — physical, emotional and spiritual. They work together in communication with patients and their families to provide superior care and superior services.
- Physicians address each patient’s needs to manage symptoms and find personalized care for them. Hospice-certified physicians work with the patient’s primary care physician to manage illness and pain. Care may be provided by a Physician or a Physician Assistant.
- Nurses provide direct care to patients, help to control symptoms, and provide education to patients and their families. Hospice nurses also may have additional certification in hospice and palliative care. Care may be provided by an APRN, RN or LPN
- Personal care specialists help to improve the quality of life for patients by aiding patients with dressing, bathing, meal preparation and eating, light housekeeping, and more.
- Social workers work with patients and families to connect them with resources for education and quality of life. As part of the interdisciplinary care team, our social workers help to address the emotional impact of the end of life. They also coordinate Veteran benefits, insurance, and Veteran recognition ceremonies.
- Chaplains deliver spiritual support to patients with respect to each patient’s personal beliefs. Ohio’s Hospice chaplains join with local clergy to reinforce spiritual and religious traditions, honoring the faith of each patient.
- Bereavement counseling professionals assess the needs of each individual and family and help them navigate the grief process and cope with the many changes loss brings. Our bereavement counseling professionals provide one-on-one and group counseling sessions to provide services to all in the community who seek them.
- Volunteers provide companionship to patients, relief for caregivers, run errands for families, deliver supplies, and assist in a variety of ways to enhance quality of life for patients.