Our hospice provides advice and direction for the hospice team. This doctor attends hospice meetings and works with your primary doctor to ensure that the medical care you are receiving is closely monitored and meets your ongoing needs.
A doctor will visit you for evaluation as well as will monitor your medicine prescription for ultimate care and will approve any necessary changes
At the time you are admitted to Healing Hands Care, you will be assigned an RN. This nurse will provide visits, support and education as needed to you and your caregiver(s). He/she will coordinate your care while on our services. The RN is responsible for notifying your physician of your condition. Visits are scheduled to monitor your terminal illness, pain control or other symptoms you may experience.
Vocational Nurse is responsible for providing direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse. Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive patient care outcomes.
Hospice aids are provided to help the patients for personal care, bathing, grooming and more
Healing Hands Care social workers are available to discuss the emotional challenges of serious illness and offer support when you and/or your caregiver need it. They can also assist you with healthcare decisions, funeral plans or legal matters, and put you in touch with other community resources you request. A social worker will visit you after your hospice admission to get to know you and your caregivers, and determine how to be most helpful to you.
Our non-denominational chaplains provide spiritual care. When requested by you or your caregivers, they can help discuss spiritual issues such as fear, loss, forgiveness or anger, or address spiritual questions. They can also help you get in contact with your local church to arrange a visit by your priest, rabbi, minister or spiritual advisor.
Healing Hands Care Volunteers provide services to support our patients and their families. They offer companionship and assist with errands or other tasks as needed. We welcome our patients, families, caregivers and the community to also volunteer in indirect care activities, such as office help and public relations services. Active Hospice Care, Inc. requires and provides orientation and ongoing training for all volunteers.
Bereavement counseling, Pulmonary program, Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy. These services are provided when your plan of care suggests you would benefit from the service. There may also be community programs that may be available to you.
As the patient's illness progresses, special equipment and supplies may become necessary. Some of this may include a hospital bed, standard wheelchair, walker, bath bench, oxygen, diapers, gloves, etc
Healing Hands Care provides medication necessary to manage symptoms associated with hospice diagnosis. Medication needs are addressed by our hospice team, however, family members are consulted regarding changes in dosage or medication when necessary.