Hospice Care Team

Hospice of the Comforter provides a team-based approach to care. This team includes physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, bereavement counselors and trained volunteers. Our Hospice Care Teams, which meet weekly to review care plans, are coordinated by a Patient Care Manager. They work together to ensure that the patient’s physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met.

We are here to make a difference;
to relieve suffering, maintain dignity, and comfort people living with a life-limiting disease.


Hospice Physician

As an expert in pain and symptom management, works closely with the patient’s physician and the Hospice Team to monitor the overall care.

Primary Physician

The patient’s personal or family physician works closely with the Hospice Care Team to approve the plan of care, or the Hospice Physician can step into this role.

Hospice Nurse

Skilled in assessing and managing pain as well as end-of-life issues, he or she coordinates the plan of care with the Hospice Care Team and makes regular visits to ensure the patient’s comfort. The nurse is the link between the patient, family and the physician. Nurses teach the caregiver and family how to properly care for the patient and better understand his or her needs.

Hospice Aide/Nursing Assistant

Provides personal care for the patient such as bathing, feeding, grooming and dressing.

Social Worker

Provides emotional support, counseling and connections to community resources such as financial assistance, transportation, funeral arrangements and government benefits.

Chaplain

Visits and provides non-denominational spiritual support and can assist with funeral services if needed. We also utilize the services of local religious communities and congregations to provide a broader scope of spiritual care.

Volunteer(s)

Trained to provide companionship, caregiver respite, pet therapy, reading to patient and more.

Bereavement Counselor

Keeps in touch with the family for up to 13 months after the death of the patient, offering individual counseling, educational materials, workshops and ongoing grief support groups.
 

Let us know how we can help you.
Call us 24/7 at 407-682-9090.

 


24/7 Patient Support: (407) 379-0311
480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714