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Who is On the Hospice Care Team for My Loved One?

Aug 19, 2020 | Hospice Care

When it comes to your loved one’s end-of-life care, you want the best care available. At WV Caring, we know that making this decision for a loved one is one of the hardest things you may have to do. We want to assure you that your loved one will receive the highest quality of care from our team of experts and local healthcare professionals. We ensure that your loved one’s quality of life will improve, along with the comfort and dignity they deserve.

We want our patients and their families to spend as much valuable time together for as long as possible. That is why we take an interdisciplinary team approach to care for our patients and families going through end-of-life.

OUR HOSPICE CARE TEAMS

The highly skilled team of local professionals includes physicians, nurses, clinical nursing assistants, social workers, grief and loss counselors, chaplains and volunteers. WV Caring has six offices in our twelve-county service area in NCWV, each with their own local care team serving your community.

Physicians

Your medical care includes physicians, both attending with the medical director to develop an individualized care plan for each patient. We work with your physician to collaborate with the intention of symptom management and provide continuity of care about their condition. Your attending physician will be updated along the way.

Nurses

Nurses manage each patient’s needs to their unique plan of care; and, they work with physicians to deliver the care needed. Nurses manage the pain and symptoms to make the patient feel as comfortable as possible. At WV Caring, it is essential that our patients are at peace so that their quality of life is improved. They also provide education and coach loved ones on how to take care of their loved ones.

Clinical Nursing Assistant

The clinical nursing assistant fulfills a significant role on the team. They provide personal care for the patient. Many times, the clinical nursing assistants are the first to notice changes in the patient’s condition.

Social Workers

Social workers help to lower the emotional stress and wellbeing of the patient and family. Also, social workers provide logistical help in advanced directives, discharge planning, financial concerns, funeral planning and to connect with other resources.

Chaplains

Hospice chaplains provide emotional and spiritual care for the patient and families during this time. They help everyone process the end-of-life journey and provide the spiritual support needed.

Bereavement

Bereavement counselors help with the grief and loss process and issues both before and after death. They work with the family to develop healthy coping skills after the loss of a loved one. Bereavement services are available for families for up to twelve months after their loved one dies. WV Caring offers grief support groups and counseling. We also hold a free, annual bereavement camp, Camp Caring, for children and adults in their lives.

Trained Volunteers

Volunteers are available for the patient and family to provide companionship for the patient and support the caregivers by giving them a break, run errands or light housekeeping.

You can trust the care WV Caring provides for you or your loved one. That is why we have taken care of generations of families for 37 years. We are here and ready to serve you at your most difficult times.
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