Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard’s Professional Care Team

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Specialized Services are tailored to fit your needs

PERSONAL PHYSICIANS
Continue to actively participate in the patient’s care including writing orders, consulting with the hospice team and overseeing the plan of care for the duration of treatment.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR                                                                                                                  offers expertise in pain and symptom management and supports the hospice team’s plan of care.

REGISTERED NURSES
Manage patient’s symptoms, provide education to patients and caregivers and coordinate care with the rest of the hospice team.

CHAPLAINS
Offer spiritual care in accordance with the wishes of the patient and family, often coordinating with the patient’s clergy or religious leader.

SOCIAL WORKERS
Conduct psychosocial assessments and provide counseling, education and other skilled interventions to enhance patient and family coping.

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELORS
Offer individual, group grief support and counseling to patients, families, and caregivers. Services are offered throughout the duration of hospice care and are followed by thirteen months of bereavement support. Services are also offered to any community members grieving the loss of a love one.

TRAINED VOLUNTEERS
Provide companionship and a calming presence to the patient. They may also offer short periods of respite to the caregiver to allow them to run an errand or keep an appointment.

 

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