Home Health & Hospice

Home Health and Hospice

Our team of Registered Nurses, Certified Nurses Assistants, Social Workers, Chaplain, Volunteers and Bereavement Counselors work together to provide the following services:
Home Health Services

  • Wound Care
  • Medication Teaching
  • IV Antibiotics
  • New onset disease management/ teaching
  • PICC & Central line dressing change
  • Post Surgery After Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Social Services

Patients qualify for hospice services with one of the following diagnosis of 6 months or less:

  • End Stage COPD
  • End Stage Congestive Heart Failure
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • End Stage Liver Disease
  • HIV/Aids
  • Stroke/ Coma
  • Cancer

Role of Medical Director

  • Co-certifies the terminal prognosis with the attending physician
  • Leads the interdisciplinary team in the development of a plan of Care
  • Provides consultation to other physicians regarding Hospice Care

 

Role of Attending Physician

 

  • Certifies the terminal prognosis
  • Assess patient needs, manages symptoms, prescribes care
  • Directs and approves the plan of care
  • Coordinates care with the interdisciplinary team

 

Role of Registered Hospice Nurse

 

  • Assess patient and family needs
  • Develop plan of care to meet identified needs
  • Coordinate team visits and ensure implementation of approved plan of care
  • Coordinate care with attending physician, primary care giver and facility staff
  • Monitor symptom control and pain management
  • Provide patient/family education as needed

 

Role of Volunteers

 

  • Provide companionship, support to patient and family
  • Provide needed non-medical services, letter writing, errands, respite time for family
  • Provide support at time of death

 

Role of Social Worker

 

  • Assess patient and family emotional, social, spiritual and financial needs
  • Develop a plan of care to meet identified needs
  • Provide direct counseling or refer patients and families to appropriate community agencies as needed.

 

Role of Bereavement Coordinator

 

  • Provide direct support to patient and family on end of life
  • Prepare a safe place to share their thoughts and concerns for their end of life journey
  • Provide Bereavement Support for family

Role of Home Health Aide

  • Provide direct personal care to patient
  • Provide comfort measures, report identified needs to care team
  • Provide emotional support to patient and family

Role of Chaplain

  • Assess patient and family spiritual needs
  • Develop a plan of care to meet identified needs
  • Provide direct spiritual support
  • Assist with memorial preparations
  • Provide consultations to community clergy

 

 

 

 


 

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Contact Us:


Hospital

Address: 111 6th St, Hugo, CO 80821

Phone:(719) 743-2421