When you elect hospice services, Living Waters Hospice will assign a special interdisciplinary team to work with you and your family to make sure that your care is coordinated and safe so that you feel comfortable with the treatment and care you will receive. Our team will keep your doctor informed about your progress
Our hospice physicians oversees each patient’s symptoms, working closely with the hospice team and the patient’s primary care physician to determine appropriate medical interventions.
Our nurses will make regularly scheduled visits and are available 24/7. The Nurse will establish an individualized care plan to promote comfort, with an emphasis on assessing pain and providing symptom management. The nurse will educate patients and their families about disease progression, use of medication and daily care needs.
The certified hospice aide provides personal care services under the supervision of the registered nurse. These duties may include assistance in activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, personal hygiene, exercise, and assistance in retaining self-help skills).
Our social workers have a Masters in Social Work with specialized training in addressing the practical and financial needs of each patient. This may include emotional support, counseling, and serving as a liaison to community agencies, placement options, and resources for in-home caregiving. Social workers will also provide bereavement counseling. They will also assist in navigation throughout the complex healthcare system.
Chaplains provide spiritual support and counseling to the patient and their family. This may include assisting with memorial services, serving as a friendly visitor, or connecting patients to spiritual support services within the individual faith tradition.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of Living Waters Hospice. Trained volunteers give a wide range of loving support such as providing respite to the family, assisting with meal preparation, running errands, music therapy, reading, and facilitating special projects and providing companionship.
Frequently Asked Questions
The family and/or caregiver continue to provide care same as before but now with the assistance, support and direction of the Hospice team.
"Home" is considered to be wherever the patient lives. It can be a personal residence, board and care, assisted living home, or nursing home. If needed, the Hospice team can help with facility placement or respite stays
Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and many insurance companies.
- The patient, family or caregiver can call for a meeting with a Hospice representative.
- Referrals for Hospice care can also be made by:
- Nursing Homes
- Assisted Living Facilities
- The patient and/or family can then decide to elect Hospice services.