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Caregivers

Circle of Care Team

The Optage Hospice Circle of Care Team provides support that focuses on your physical, emotional and spiritual needs so that you can make the most of each day. Staff and volunteers have a specialized knowledge of medical care, so that we can anticipate your needs and take care of the details. Optage Hospice ensures that you receive the care and attention you deserve. The hospice team will meet with you and your family/caregivers to determine how to best serve you. We work closely with your primary physician who becomes part of the team that directs your plan of care.

Your Care Team includes:

You the Patient
Person receiving services to help manage a disease process that is limiting your life span.

Caregivers/Families
The primary person(s) to receive support, communication, guidance and counsel from the other hospice care team members, throughout you time with Hospice.

Medical Director
Oversees the plan of care while collaborating with the hospice care team and your primary physician.

Nurse
Assists in relieving pain and other distressing symptoms and facilitates medication management. Provides the initial and ongoing comprehensive assessments. Provides education to those assisting with personal care and daily living activities. Is on-call 24/7 to respond to medical situations.

Chaplain
Provides spiritual support to people of all faiths, beliefs, denominations and religious affiliations. Coordinates care with your or your family's church, synagogue or other spiritual community and its leaders. May also assist with funeral planning, memorial services, life reviews, prayer, scripture and other forms of religious support.

Medical Social Worker
Provides emotional and psychosocial support and assistance with community and financial resources.

Hospice Aide
Provides assistance in personal care and activities of daily living.

Dietary Counselor
Provides assistance in dietary planning and nutritional needs.

Therapists
Licensed physical, occupational, speech and other therapy specialists provide education and training to promote safety and enhance the quality of life.

Volunteers
Provide companionship to you and your family through visits, running errands and providing caregivers with short breaks. Complimentary therapies are provided by certified professionals serving as volunteers.

Veteran Support
Optage Hospice partners with the We Honor Veterans program and collaborates with the VA through their Veterans Care Agreement to ensure the unique needs of veterans and their families can be met at end of life.