We care for each patient holistically by offering emotional, spiritual and social support for the patient, their friends and family. Hospice staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Hospice Team
Parentis Health Hospice is committed to providing a compassionate and personalized end-of-life care experience for patients and their families. Through our holistic care model, our team collaborates on all facets of patient care and end-of-life concerns with compassion and dignity.
1. Primary Caregiver – Parentis Health Hospice is committed to providing a compassionate and personalized end-of-life care experience for patients and their families. Through our holistic care model, our team collaborates on all facets of patient care and end-of-life concerns with compassion and dignity.
2. Hospice Physicians/Medical Directors – Our Medical Directors are experts in pain and symptom management. In collaboration with the patient’s attending physician, they provide oversight of all aspects of hospice medical care.
3. Nurses – Registered nurses (RNs) are available around the clock and are responsible for providing skilled medical care and overseeing the treatment plan developed by you and your hospice team. Each patient is assigned a primary nurse who will educate the patient and family about the disease process as well as symptom management. A licensed vocational nurse (LVN) is available to assist the RN case manager with treatments, after-hour visits and crisis care.
4. Home Health Aides – Certified Nursing Assistants are specially trained and available to assist patients. They offer personal care such as bathing, shaving, shampooing, oral hygiene, nail care and linen changes. Certified Nursing Assistants also perform light housekeeping tasks such as laundry and light meal preparation.
5. Medical Social Workers – Each patient is assigned a professional social worker who provides counseling and emotional support for the patient, family and their caregivers.
6. Patient Care Volunteers – Patient care volunteers are trained to meet the needs of families and patients by providing companionship, a friendly ear and a helping hand. These volunteers are specially selected and trained. Following an initial screening which includes reference and background checks, volunteers complete extensive training to be well-prepared for their role as a volunteer.
- Observation and assessment
- Skilled nursing care
- Pain and symptom management
- Caregiver education
- Personal care
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Guidance on advance directives and other planning
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Bereavement support and grief counseling
Some common diagnoses that are included in hospice care include the end stages of the following diseases:
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Cardiac and pulmonary diseases such as CHF/COPD
- Neurological disease
We Honor Veterans Program
At Parentis Health Hospice we are here to serve and meet the needs of our honored men and women who fought for the freedom and security of our great nation. Our Hospice and Palliative Care Team is specially trained to assist Veterans facing their own mortality. We provide support with their VA benefits, psychosocial, emotional and spiritual needs, and most importantly, we put great emphasis on easing their anxieties so they experience a better quality of life.
Hospice is a covered benefit under:
- Medicare Part A
- The VA
- Most private insurances