The care team at EverHeart Hospice is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for every patient. Our care team of skilled professionals works together to assist patients and families with end-of-life needs through their entire journey, becoming part of your family.
offers expertise in pain and symptom management and bedside visits to the patient as needed. The medical director collaborates with the hospice team and the patient’s physician. The medical director, in collaboration with the patient’s physician, certifies that the patient is appropriate for Hospice Care and gives approval for recertification.
works in collaboration with the medical director and provides bedside visits to patients as needed. The nurse practitioner is available to provide evaluations for Palliative and Hospice Care. The nurse practitioner also provides consultation to patients on advanced pain and symptom management.
provide expertise in pain and symptom management to help keep the patient comfortable. They coordinate services and manage the patient’s plan of care. Hospice nurses collaborate with other team members, the patient’s physician, and facility staff to ensure the patient’s needs are being met. A hospice nurse is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Hospice nurses provide education to families and facility staff on end-of-life issues and needs.
provide one-on-one supportive and personal care for the patient. Personal care includes hair care, nail care, bathing, mouth care, range of motion, and vital sign monitoring. They may also provide companionship to the patient and assistance with day-to-day activities, including light housekeeping tasks.
provide emotional support and assist the patient and family to facilitate positive coping with adjustment to illness and bereavement needs. They also offer assistance with financial concerns and community and caregiving resources. Our social work team educates patients and families on hospice, advance directives, living wills, and end-of-life issues.
offer non-denominational spiritual support, focusing on what is important to the patient and family. They address spiritual issues the patient and family may be experiencing. Our chaplains tailor their support to meet the patient in their spiritual journey.
provides grief support for the families of our patients for 13 months following the patient’s death. The bereavement coordinator also provides anticipatory grief support while a friend or loved one is experiencing a terminal illness. The types of support offered can include phone calls, one-on-one sessions, grief groups, and community grief outreach.
assist with providing emotional, cognitive, social, and physical support to the patient and family through music. Our music therapists are board-certified and specially trained to use musical interventions that can calm a restless patient, provide the patient with pain and symptom management, and assist with feelings of depression and anxiety.
under the direction of our colunteer coordinator, can help in a variety of ways, including companionship, socialization, assisting with errands, reading with the patient, Veteran recognition, and notary support. In addition, volunteers provide administrative support for our hospice agency.
If you have questions, please contact our team. We are here to guide you and give you answers.