The Hospice Team

When you elect hospice services, Unity Hospice will assign a special interdisciplinary team to work with you and your family to make sure that your care is coordinated and safe so that you feel comfortable with the treatment and care you will receive. Our team will keep your doctor informed about your progress.

Hospice Physician   Our hospice physician oversees each patient’s symptoms, working closely with the hospice team and the patient’s primary care physician to determine appropriate medical interventions.

Hospice Nurses  Our nurse case manager will make regularly scheduled visits; assessing pain and providing symptom management. The nurse will educate patients and their families about disease progression, use of medication and daily care needs.

Certified Hospice Aides  The certified hospice aide provides personal care services under the supervision of the registered nurse. These duties may include assistance in activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, personal hygiene, exercise, and assistance in retaining self-help skills).

Social Workers  Our social workers have specialized training in addressing the practical and financial needs of each patient. This may include emotional support, counseling, and serving as a liaison to community agencies. Social workers will also provide bereavement counseling. They will also assist in navigation throughout the complex healthcare system.

Chaplin  Chaplains provide spiritual support and counseling to the patient and their family. This may include assisting with memorial services, serving as a friendly visitor, or connecting patients to spiritual support services within the individual faith tradition.

Volunteers  Volunteers are the heart and soul of Unity Hospice. Trained volunteers give a wide range of loving support such as providing respite to the family, assisting with meal preparation, running errands, music therapy, pet therapy, reading, and facilitating special projects and providing companionship.

Additional team members available as necessary include a consulting pharmacist and a dietitian.