The Hospice Team

Hospice 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 Practitioner
• Work closely with Hospice physicians to provide medical care to hospice patients by managing the symptoms of their illnesses
• Provide support through teaching, advocating and training

• 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

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

• 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

Grief Specialist
• Offers 13 months of grief support 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.

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