The hospice RN Case Manager plans and delivers care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, interventions, implementation, and evaluation; and effectively interacts with patients, significant others, and other interdisciplinary team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing and clinical competency. A Hospice Nurse is also a patient’s advocate, educating family, friends and other healthcare staff about best practices for the patient’s well-being.
Social Worker –
The hospice social worker provides psychosocial support and assistance with a multitude of areas, including navigating through the healthcare system, legal and financial issues, placement, mortuary planning, mediation of family dynamics, coordination of additional community support and resources. The social worker provides education and guidance to help patients and families in end-of-life matters. They will listen to your needs and become an advocate for you and your loved ones.
A hospice chaplain provides an open, sensitive, non-judgmental presence to you and your family. The chaplain provides spiritual comfort and connects and works together with your spiritual leader to help them better understand this process.
Certified Nursing Assistant –
A hospice CNA assists with various personal care issues including changing bedding, changing clothing, bathing hospice patients and helping with hygienic routines such as brushing teeth, washing hair and keeping wounds and dressings clean. The CNA also consults on a regular basis with his/her RN Case Manager in terms of keeping hospice team members apprised of a patient’s progression and the family’s needs.