Each member of the staff serves a strategic role in Hospice care.
Dr. Vipul Shah, our Medical Director, is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care. He provides consultation with patients' attending physicians as well as guidance to the staff in patient care and home visits. We also have an additional full-time physician and two part-time physicians on staff, all of whom are board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care.
Primary Care Nurses:
The Primary Care Nurse coordinates and manages patient care. Nurses schedule routine home visits, but are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They also assist in pain and symptom management and patient/family education.
Social Workers provide emotional support and guidance for patients and family members. They may also identify community resources available to help you, assist with advanced directives and financial concerns.
Home Health Aides:
Home Health Aides are available to assist with the activities of daily living.
Hospice Spiritual care is based on a high respect for the patient's and caregiver's personal faith and beliefs. Chaplains are available to offer spiritual support to patients and their families and work with the patient's own pastor. In addition, our chaplains work with the Bereavement Care Services team to offer up to 12 months of follow up, individual and family counseling, and grief recovery groups.