Your hospice nurse (case manager) is responsible for your loved ones’ clinical end of life care. They are responsible for establishing the plan of care, which involves scheduling their visits, managing medications, arranging for necessary medical equipment and supplies, and advising the hospice team of any changes or extra services which may be beneficial. Extra services may include volunteer services, social workers, and spiritual services.
The nurse will make clinical assessments and provide the appropriate care and coordination throughout the process. Nurses are available to make visits around the clock, and their goal is to control pain management as well as other symptoms. The focus and priority is always the well-being of your loved one and maintaining comfort levels.
Our nurses are a sensitive and emotional advocate for the patient, the family, and caregivers. At A*Med Community Hospice, we believe in quality of care. We exceed standards and aim to give the best support possible. Our nurse case managers make visits three times more frequently than the Medicare guidelines, and more when needed. We strongly believe in education, and our nurses take time to help you understand the whole picture and the whole person. ♥