The Hospice Medical Director is responsible for oversight of the Hospice team and will be a backup to the Attending Physician. If the patient does not have an Attending Physician, the Hospice Medical Director will act as the Attending Physician.
The Attending Physician is usually the patients current Primary Care Physician. If the Primary Care Physician elects not to continue to follow the patient, Elevate's Medical Director will act as your Attending Physician.
The RN Case Manager leads the Hospice Interdisciplinary Team and makes patient visits 1-3 times a week based on need, and also on a PRN basis for pain and symptom management.
The Hospice CNA visits with the patients 1-3 times a week based on need and is responsible for bathing the patient and light housekeeping.
A Hospice MSW provides psychosocial support to both the patient and their family or caregivers.The MSW can also provide resources such as meals on wheels and ALTCS.
A Hospice Chaplain provides spiritual comfort to both the patient and their family or caregivers. The care provided is either directly through them or indirectly by involving the patient’s current religious community provider.
A volunteer is provided upon request. This individual can provide companionship to the patient by reading to them, watching a movie, playing a board game, knitting and more.
Bereavement support is provided to the family and friends of the patient for up to 12 months. If support is needed beyond what the Hospice can provide, a referral to an outside professional can be made.