Hospice is a special type of care, provided by a team working closely with patients and their families.
To avoid unwanted trips to the hospital, a cardiac hospice nurse shows families how to manage their loved one’s symptoms at home.
As the team member that patients see most, hospice home health aides are an integral part of the hospice team, providing hands-on comfort and calming reassurance.
When a patient was told that continuing treatments could involve discomfort and ongoing hospitalization, she decided this was not how she wanted to experience the final chapter of a life well lived.
Building trust is an important part of a social worker’s job. One hospice social worker did just that with a patient, helping him and his family find the peace they needed.