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Brining dignity and comfort home

When seeking care for a serious or advanced illness, you can trust Encompass Health to deliver specialized and compassionate end-of-life care. We take the time to understand each patient’s needs on a deeper level so we can implement the best plan of care to better serve them and their loved ones.

A coordinated team of hospice experts

MEDICAL DIRECTORS

Our medical directors work closely with the patient’s physician to develop a specialized plan of care to ensure the patient’s needs are met.


ATTENDING PHYSICIAN

The attending physician is chosen by the patient and directs the hospice plan of care. They work closely with the medical director and hospice team to ensure the patient’s needs are met.


SKILLED NURSES

Our skilled nurses assess the needs of each patient and coordinate with other members of the hospice team to ensure the plan of care is carried out.


HOSPICE AIDES

Our aides are trained and certified to assist patients with activities of daily living in addition to providing comfort measures and emotional support.


MEDICAL SOCIAL WORK

Social workers assess the emotional, social and financial needs of the patient and family. They can also offer counseling and bereavement support.


THERAPISTS

Our physical and occupational therapists collaborate and assist with comfort needs related to decreasing functional ability and address the overall therapy needs as identified by the interdisciplinary team.


CHAPLAINS

Chaplains provide spiritual guidance and counseling to hospice patients and their loved ones in the comfort of home.


BEREAVEMENT SERVICES

Bereavement services include frequent communications with the patient’s family and loved ones as well as grief counseling and healing resources up to 13 months after the patient’s death.


VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers provide non-medical services and respite time to caregivers and family while also providing much-needed companionship to the patient and their loved ones.

Additional services covered by the hospice benefit

In addition to 24/7 access to our clinical experts, hospice care also includes:

  • Medication for symptom and pain management
  • Medical equipment such as a hospital bed, wheelchair, walker or oxygen
  • Routine medical supplies
  • Spiritual, psychological and emotional comfort
  • Grief support for the patient and family

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