People who volunteer their time to help families in need. They are an important part of the Hospice program. They can help the patient or the family with some needs such as:
• reading books.
• Company for the patient when the caregiver has to leave the house.
• Assistance for some purchases.
Your Hospice social worker can help you and your family with some of the common emotional problems of chronic degenerative diseases. It can also help with solving problems in a personal or family crisis, reviewing alternative life agreements, exploring financial solutions, and using other community resources.
The hospice program covers medications related to the illness for which the patient qualified for hospice.
These medicines will help control the patient’s symptoms. Each of these drugs need to be authorized by our Medical director.
The death of someone you love is one of the greatest sorrows that can occur. A wide and confusing range of emotions may be experienced after a loss. Each individual grieves in their own personal way.
Our Chaplain at Gracia Hospice is here to help the patient and family cope through these difficult times. Our Chaplain works with each family respecting and utilizing their personal faith and religious practices.
Our DON has been specially trained in caring for patients with a life limiting illness while providing education and care to the families.
The CNA is the professional responsible for many services for the patient, most importantly personal care.
The Hospice Medical Director leads the hospice care team in developing a plan of care to meet each patient’s specific needs.