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Our services include:
- Medical and physical care for the patient
- Management of the best prescribed pain-control treatments
- Emotional and spiritual support for patients and their loved ones
- Assistance with practical issues for patients and caregivers
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.
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, legal matters, or 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 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 and training for all volunteers as well as continuing education, ongoing support and supervision.
Glory Hospice & Palliative Care provides bereavement services including visits to support families and caregivers experiencing a loss. We continue to provide support for at least two years, or longer if needed and requested, after the loss of a loved one.
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.
Occupational/Physical/Speech therapist are available if needed.
Available if needed
Pharmacy and Durable Medical Equipment
Hospital bed, bedside commode, oxygen, etc. We provide all medications and equipment related to each patient’s hospice diagnosis.
Routine Home Care
Routine home care is the basic level of care under the hospice benefit. If a patient resides in a nursing home, it can also be called routine nursing home care.
Sometimes pain or the symptoms of the terminal illness, cannot be controlled at home and the patient is taken to a hospital or other inpatient care center. When these symptoms are under control, the patient returns home. Hospice usually covers the cost of inpatient room and board for such specific stays.
Many patients have their own caregivers, often family members. Occasionally, it may be necessary to provide caregivers with respite time.
Sometimes a patient has a medical crisis that needs continuous care. When this happens, we can arrange for inpatient care. When the crisis is over, the patient is returned to routine home care.
The best time to learn about hospice is before you need it. At anytime during a life-threatening illness, it is appropriate to discuss all of a patient’s healthcare options, including hospice. For more information on hospice and our services, please call 706-507-5445 or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or need assistance.