Your hospice care team offers the services and expertise you need to experience comfort and peace of mind for the remainder of your life. While each team member plays a unique role, they all work together to provide you with complete care. Members of your hospice care team may include:
Doctors – Your primary care doctor and the hospice medical director, in consultation with you and your family, make the hospice diagnosis and coordinate your care.
Registered Nurses (RNs) – RNs with special expertise in pain and symptom management administer your overall care and help ensure your comfort. A nurse is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) – Your caring team of CNAs provides daily living and personal care assistance, such as bathing, eating, and grooming.
Family and Friends – Family and friends are welcomed no matter where you are receiving your hospice care. If you choose in-home hospice care, they may also serve as your primary caregivers, with members of the hospice team making regular visits to provide additional care and support.
Facility Caregivers – If you choose to receive hospice care in a skilled nursing facility, their caregivers will provide your primary care. The ThedaCare hospice team collaborates with facility staff to manage your pain and symptoms and offer other guidance and support.
Hospice Volunteers – Trained hospice volunteers offer support and companionship to you and your loved ones. They assist with such activities as writing letters, creating scrapbooks or recordings of your memories, running errands, and providing a break for your caregivers.
Social Workers – Social workers assist you and your family with emotional, financial, and other personal concerns. Your social worker can also help you and your family find and access community resources.
Chaplain – Our chaplain is available to help you and your family explore and address your spiritual issues, no matter what your faith. The chaplain can also assist with memorial preparations.
Other Caregivers – You’ll have access to music therapists, massage therapists, and pet therapy volunteers. Their special services can provide comfort, reduce anxiety, or simply brighten your day.
Bereavement Staff – Your family and loved ones receive support and education for a year following their loss.