Our team of highly trained and compassionate hospice caregivers are ready to care for your loved one and assist the family in this critical time of need. We will work closely with you to provide the most caring service. Our staff is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Patient and Family are the most important members of our hospice care team. Typically, a family member is the primary caregiver and will be the one closest to the patient. Together with the hospice care team, the caregiver will assist in creating the best plan of care for their loved one.
An Attending Physician is the one who certifies when a patient has a terminal prognosis, a requirement to meet the criteria for hospice care. The attending physician directs symptom management and co-manages the patient’s plan of care with the hospice care team.
The Hospice Physician serves as the medical director and leads the hospice team in providing a plan of care that meets the individual patient’s needs, consults with the attending physician, and certifies terminal prognosis as part of the hospice eligibility process.
Hospice Nurses have specialized training in pain and symptoms management. Their role on the hospice team is assess and address patient and family needs, to ensure needs are met by coordinating care with the team, and to provide direction and education for the patient and family.
The Hospice Aide can assist with personal care and housekeeping chores for the patient.
Our Medical Social Worker will help you and your family members understand and cope with your situation and loss issues. We will also provide community resources, as well as individual and family counseling, as needed. The best possible hospice care involves more than just the medical care.
Hospice Volunteers give their time and talents to provide support and companionship to the patient and family members. They also provide relief to the caregiver, run errands for the patient, and help with light housework, as needed.
Our Chaplain will assess the needs of the patient and offer spiritual support to both the patient and family members. We will also coordinate the care between the family’s clergy and hospice, if needed.
Bereavement is an important part of hospice, and our 13-month follow-up grief education and support for family members is provided as part of patient care. This includes bereavement visits, phone calls, access to grief support groups, grief information, and a remembrance program.
Therapy Services will be provided, as needed.
For any questions or concerns about hospice, please contact Johnson County Hospice at (660) 747-6121.