The philosophy at Brookdale Hospice is that life is much more than physical health; it also includes the health of the human spirit. When physical health begins to fail, the nurturing of the spirit becomes critical for maintaining the dignity of the individual.
Hospice is a philosophy of care focused on comfort and quality of life at the end of life. It's designed to treat the whole person emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically by providing comfort and support to patients and their families.
• Skilled Nursing
• Bereavement Care
• Volunteer Support
• Social Work
• 24-7 On Call Support
• Pastoral Care
• Music Therapy
A Hospice Team You Can Count On
Hospice Medical Director
The Hospice Medical Director specializes in palliative care, which seeks to minimize pain while optimizing comfort, as well as management of the illness and related conditions.
Registered Nurse Case Manager
The primary role of the RN Case Manager is to help manage pain and other symptoms and to teach caregivers how to care for their loved one. The nurse also ensures necessary medical supplies are ordered, assists in monitoring medications, and acts as the liaison between the patient, the physician and other healthcare professionals.
The chaplain or spiritual counselor offers spiritual and emotional support for patients and their families. They can also work alongside a patient’s own clergy, pastoral counselor or others for additional support.
The social worker is a counselor to the patient and the family, assisting with financial, insurance and legal issues while arranging volunteer support and other community services.
The hospice aide assists with the patient’s personal care, which may include bathing, hair or skin care, shaving and catheter care.
The Bereavement Coordinator assists families during this emotionally difficult time, as well as provide information on common aspects of grief. Bereavement support for grieving families is available for at least 12 months after the loss of a loved one.
Hospice volunteers are specially trained individuals who support the patient in a variety of ways, such as companionship, running errands, providing transportation and more. Volunteers provide respite to caregivers.
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Care Covered by Medicare/Medicaid
Routine Home Care
Members from the hospice team make intermittent home visits to ensure the patient’s symptoms are properly managed. The team also educates and communicates with the family with regard to the patient’s needs. This may include supplies, medications (relating to the patient’s terminal prognosis) and medical equipment.
General Inpatient Care
Some patients may have symptoms that cannot be managed at home to maintain pain control. Inpatient care is also provided in a designated center where the interdisciplinary staff can take an aggressive and individualized approach.
Continuous care is provided at home during periods of crisis to help the patient manage pain and acute medical symptoms that are out of control.
Respite care is a supportive service that allows a patient to stay at a care center on a temporary or short-term basis. The stay could be planned or unexpected due to an emergency situation. Respite care is a useful tool for caregivers because it offers them a reprieve from caring for a loved one.