About Hospice Care


Our goal is to help keep your loved one as pain-free as possible, with family and friends nearby until passing. The hospice team develops a care plan that meets each person’s individual needs for pain management and symptom control.

The team usually consists of:

  • Clergy or other counselors
  • Home health aides
  • Hospice physician (or medical director)
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Trained volunteers
  • Speech, physical, and occupational therapists, if needed.
  • The person’s personal physician may also be included.

Among its major responsibilities, the interdisciplinary hospice team:

  • Manages the person’s pain and symptoms
  • Provides emotional support
  • Provides needed medications, medical supplies, and equipment
  • Coaches loved ones on how to care for the person
  • Delivers special services like speech and physical therapy when needed
  • Makes short-term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home, or the caregiver needs respite time
  • Provides grief support to surviving loved ones and friends.