PHYSICAL • SPIRITUAL • SOCIAL • EMOTIONAL
Hospice is an approach to care that focuses on quality of life and comfort rather than curative treatment. Hospice care focuses on all aspects of a patient’s life and well-being: physical, social, emotional, and spiritual. There is no age restriction; anyone in the late stages of a life limiting illness is eligible for hospice services.
Envoy’s team develops a care plan tailored to individual needs for pain management and symptom relief, and provides all the necessary palliative drugs and therapies, medical supplies, and equipment. Hospice care may be provided in many settings; Home, Nursing Facility, Assisted Living Centers and Hospitals.
A hospice medical director is on call 24/7 for our staff. These physicians are experts in symptom control at the end of life. They, along with their team, are involved in the development of individualized plans of care. Care plans are discussed at weekly meetings, where changes in condition and medications will be discussed. A patient may keep their primary care physician as their doctor, or they may transfer sole care over to the hospice medical director if they desire.
Envoy’s experienced RN’s provide compassionate symptom management as well as personalized care to each Envoy patient. A nurse will visit based on the care plan set forth by the clinical team and agreed upon by the family. Each patient is assigned an RN to manage their care Monday – Friday 8-5pm. Envoy also provides an on call RN staff for afterhours and weekend emergencies.
Licensed Vocational Nurses
LVN’s are available to assist the RN staff in all aspects of patient care. The RN’s and LVN’s work in care teams to better meet all nursing needs.
Certified Nurses’ Aides
Envoy’s CNA’s are available to assist in the patients’ home setting with general personal care. Our aide will assist with bathing assistance, grooming, oral care, etc. to ensure our patients are clean and comfortable.
Our Chaplains provide spiritual support to both our patients and families. Chaplains will make visits and maintain communication with family members, and can assist with any plans necessary. Additional visits and phone contact is always available for support.
Envoy also offers Bereavement services to family members once their loved one has passed. This includes phone calls, letters and personal visits upon request by our Chaplain. Envoy also provides a yearly memorial to honor these families and their loved ones.
Durable Medical Equipment and Personal Care Supplies
Equipment is available as needed, items include but are not limited to; hospital bed, oxygen concentrator, wheelchair, walker, bedside commode, etc. Supplies are also available as needed to assist our staff in the personal care of the patient.
Hospice provides palliative medications related to the admitting hospice diagnosis. These medications will be reviewed and approved upon admission, then ordered through our pharmacy and delivered to the patient’s home. Non hospice related medications can be still obtained by the family through the patients’ current pharmacy.
What Is Hospice?
Hospice is an approach to care that focuses on quality of life and comfort rather than curative treatment. Hospice care focuses on all aspects of a patient’s life and well-being: physical, social, emotional, and spiritual. Please visit our service page for additional information about hospice and palliative care.
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