How A Hospice Team Cares For Your Loved One
Hospice care offers medical services as well as emotional and spiritual support for those who are in the final stages of a serious illness. When it’s time for hospice care, you want to ensure that your loved one is in the best possible hands. At Santé, we understand how important this is to you. That is why we offer a full staff of qualified, caring professionals who are dedicated to the dignity and comfort of your loved one.
You can expect the following specialized team members to be assigned to your care:
The attending physician evaluates and manages the patient’s medical status and treatment plan on an ongoing basis. This ensures that the proper care is given and that your loved one’s health is continuously considered and that treatment is adjusted as needed.
At Santé, our expert medical director oversees the physician team, providing expert hospice perspective and guidance.
Santé’s registered nurse visits each patient at bedside, whether they receive hospice services at home or in a comfortable inpatient setting. The registered nurse closely monitors your loved one’s condition, administers treatments and medications, and facilitates communication between all members of the care team.
The clinical director, who is also a registered nurse, is responsible for managing and coordinating the care between the patient and the interdisciplinary team. His or her role is to ensure there are qualified, compassionate nurses assigned to each case, that each treatment plan is appropriately implemented, and that the patient’s wishes are followed at all times.
Social Worker (MSW)
The social worker’s primary responsibility is to provide emotional support to the patient, his or her family, and caregivers. Social workers are also knowledgeable resources that can connect patients and families with local support organizations.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)
CNAs play a vital role in each patient’s experience in hospice care. They provide the majority of direct hands on care each day, including assistance with eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, and more. They can provide this assistance at home or in an inpatient facility.
Our non-denominational hospice chaplain can provide spiritual support and communicate with your personal spiritual advisor or clergy member to schedule visits and request resources.
Finally, Santé’s hospice volunteers are dedicated to ensuring hospice patients have the companionship they need during this stage of life.
When you come to Santé for hospice care, you can count on our compassionate and caring staff members to tend to your loved one’s individual needs. To find out more about our services at Santé, contact us at one of our many convenient locations in Arizona.