Your Superheroes of Hospice
Over the course of this year, we've introduced you to the superheroes who provide care for our hospice patients. While you may only see them one at a time, they actually work as a team to provide different elements essential to whole patient care.
Our Superheroes of Hospice meet as a team every two weeks to discuss the care of each of our patients. At the Interdisciplinary Group (IDG) meeting, Much like the Avengers, each of our hospice superheroes brings their own unique insights and expertise.
Meet Your Hospice Team
In the IDG meetings, it's the nurses, our superheroes in scrubs, who go over the clinical condition of our patient. Specifically, they are noting any changes in the last two weeks in weight, appetite, sleep patterns and any other changes in symptoms related to the patient’s condition.
Aides are our everyday superheroes, and they chime in with how the patient is doing in their day-to-day life. Are they still able to get around? Is additional support needed in the home?
Social workers are our super-flexible problem solvers. They discuss concerns the patient may have about funeral expenses and arrange for resources like meal delivery or additional support in the home. They also share with the team any information they have about issues within the family that are affecting the patient to allow the team work toward a solution.
The volunteer manager is tasked with providing volunteer support to the patient. At IDG meetings, they sare updates on what their volunteers are helping with and seeing in the home.
In addition, we have our administrative, accounting, medical records and provider relations teams providing additional behind-the-scenes support.