Hospice Interdisciplinary Care Team
With prime focus on facilitating patients having life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones, a specialized hospice interdisciplinary care team at Melodia includes a whole spectrum of care providers that include nurses, social workers, doctors, physicians, chaplains as well as bereavement specialists.
The Hospice Physician
At Melodia, our hospice physicians understand that life-limiting illnesses are a reality that we face everyday but our job is to facilitate an improved quality of life through better pain and anxiety management. Whereas some patients might have their own preferred physician, hospice physicians work in tandem with them to plan better care options.
The Hospice Nurse
At Melodia, maintaining dignity and the comfort of patients near the end of life is our outmost priority and our hospice nurses are happy to play that pivotal role in the lives of our patients. Our skilled nurses are also proactive in teaching the caregivers and loved ones of patients on how to better take care of patients.
The Hospice Aide
In order to take care of patients day to day activities such as oral health, bathing and hygiene management, Melodia employs certified nursing assistants that serve in the position of hospice aides. These nurse aides help in lessening the burden off caregivers and family members by performing day to day chores associated with the patient’s wellbeing.
The Hospice Social Worker
Managing all matters relating to logistics and working in the capacity of a inpatient hospice team, the hospice social workers are always there to provide patients and their loved ones with the emotional and psychosocial support whenever needed. They also help in arrangements with insurance companies or planning of funerals besides other tasks.
The Hospice Volunteer
Another integral part of the hospice interdisciplinary team are hospice volunteers that work alongside nurses and physicians for providing patients and their loved ones the companionship they need to to deal with the end-of-life issues and facilitating the care they deserve. While hospice volunteers deal with a variety of chores, they are often tasked with formulating patient’s day-to-day activity reporting and documentation.
The Hospice Chaplain
Hospice chaplains are always lending their support to patients and families to address issues relating to spiritual well being regardless of a patient’s religion or beliefs. While they always honor the cultural traditions of patients and their loved ones, they also also take into account the values they hold dear to their heart.
The Bereavement Specialist
Every patient in hospice is under the care of a hospice physician who closely monitors the progression of the patient’s illness, prescribes appropriate medications and coordinates care with other members of the team. Hospice physicians invite a patient’s preferred physician to stay as involved as they wish in the care plan.