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Our Services

Our Services

Facing a life-limiting illness can be devastating – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. When a patient has made the choice to forgo aggressive or life-extending treatment for a progressive or incurable illness, and desires pain management or symptom control, Glory Hospice & Palliative Care may be a suitable choice.

Hospice services are provided on a scheduled basis by the Hospice Team, which includes the patient’s own physician and/or the Hospice Medical Director, nurses, social workers, spiritual care counselors, home health aides, and trained community volunteers. Emergency Care is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Hospice is always a phone call away.

Our services include:

  • Skilled, compassionate care from Hospice Nurses and Hospice Aides making intermittent in-home visits.
  • Management of pain and other physical symptoms through the appropriate use of medications and teachings.
  • Training, advising and skill-building for those persons who will assist in providing patient care in the home.
  • Emotional support and spiritual counseling for the patient and family.
  • Social work/family support services.
  • Physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
  • Companionship and household assistance visits provided by dedicated, trained volunteers.
  • Bereavement services are available to families for up to 24 months after Hospice services are no longer needed. Additional services are available on an ongoing basis.

The Glory Hospice & Palliative Care team works together with you to develop a plan of care that meets your needs and provides you and your caregivers with care and support.

The following are some of the services offered by each of our team members:

Hospice Medical Director
The Hospice Medical Director attends hospice team meetings and provides advice and direction for the hospice team. The Medical Director works with your attending physician and RN Case Manager to ensure that the medical care you receive is closely monitored and meets your on-going needs.

Attending Physician
Your doctor continues to play an important role in your care while you are a patient at Glory Hospice & Palliative Care. Your RN case Manager will be in regular communication with your physician and will make sure that he/she is aware of any changes in your condition or needs. Your physician will continue to prescribe medications for you and will be responsible for approving any changes in your plan of care.

Staff Registered Nurses
When you are admitted to Glory Hospice & Palliative Care, you are assigned an RN Case Manager. This nurse will provide skilled nursing visits, support and teaching to your caregiver, and also act as coordinator of your care. Nursing visits are made as necessary to monitor and control your symptoms. The frequency of visits may change throughout the course of your illness. In addition to your RN Case Manager, an on-call nurse is available by phone outside of normal business hours, to answer questions and to respond to problems. If necessary, an on-call nurse will visit you to resolve any problems that may arise outside of normal business hours.

Medical Social Workers
The Social Worker at Glory Hospice & Palliative Care is available to you an your caregivers to discuss the emotional challenges of serious illness. The Social Worker can also assist you with healthcare decisions, advance directives and access to other community resources. Soon after your admission, the Social Worker will visit you and your family to determine how to be most helpful to you during this time.

Spiritual Care
Spiritual care is provided by a Chaplain who is available to visit people of all faiths or of no faith. The chaplain helps discuss spiritual issues such as fear, loss, forgiveness, anger, or spiritual questioning. The chaplain can also help with religious questions or arrange a visit by a local rabbi, priest or minister.

Volunteers provide a variety of services to support our patients and families. The volunteers are caring and compassionate men and women who live in the communities we serve and want to contribute to others in a meaningful way. Glory Hospice & Palliative Care provides and requires a comprehensive orientation, criminal background verification and training for all volunteers as well as continuing education, ongoing support and supervision.

Bereavement Counselor
Glory Hospice & Palliative Care provides bereavement services including visits to support families and caregivers experiencing a loss. We continue to provide support for two years, or longer if needed and requested, after the loss of a loved one.

Hospice Aides
Hospice aides are provided to give personal care under the supervision of your RN Case Manager. Hospice aides are assigned based on the personal care needs identified in your plan of care.

Therapy Services
Occupational/Physical/Speech therapists are available if needed.

Dietary Services
Available if needed

Pharmacy and Durable Medical Equipment
Hospital bed, bedside commode, oxygen, etc. We provide all medications and equipment related to each patient