The Hospice Team

Medical director, physician, nurse, CNA, other therapists, Bereavement specialist, chaplain, volunteer, social workerHospice of the Red River Valley’s Medical Director and the Patient’s Physician
• Oversee the plan of care; work collaboratively with Hospice of the Red River Valley nurse practitioners

Nurse
• Provides expertise in pain and symptom management
• Visits as often as necessary to assess medical needs
• Offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to a crisis or medical emergency, and assists family in caregiver role

Certified Nursing Assistant
• Helps with personal care needs, such as feeding or bathing assistance, shaving or nail care
• Offers light housekeeping services

Social Worker
• Provides emotional support for patients and loved ones
• Helps resolve issues that may occur with a prolonged illness
• Assists with financial, legal and insurance issues, and identifies community resources for additional support

Chaplain
• Provides spiritual support to patients of all faiths, if desired
• Communicates with patient’s or family’s clergy
• Assists with funeral arrangements

Volunteer
• Provides companionship to patients, and offers caregiver respite support
• Assists in the office, at special events, and in special roles such as pet therapists and hair stylists

Bereavement Specialist
• Offers 13 months of bereavement services for loved ones
• Provides grief and loss support groups, which are available to all community members at no charge
• Serves as a community resource and speaks about death, dying and end-of-life issues as requested

Other Therapists
• A patient may also receive care from a physical, occupational or speech therapist if needed for the relief and
management of his or her terminal illness.

Our patients and their family members continually tell us, “We had no idea how much Hospice could do.” If you have questions about hospice care, or how our team of highly trained professionals can help, please contact us.