Our hospice medical director, hospice RNs, social workers, home health aides, clergy, therapists, trained volunteers, and each client’s personal health care provider work together to provide whole person care.
Comprehensive palliative care
Our holistic approach neither hastens nor postpones death but strives to make each day as meaningful as possible. We aim to relieve symptoms and give social, emotional, and spiritual support.
Each hospice client is cared for by an individually assigned nurse who makes both regularly scheduled and as-needed visits to the client to manage pain and symptoms. The goal of pain and symptom control is to help our clients to be comfortable while also allowing them to remain in control of their lives and sufficiently alert to be able to make important decisions.
Prescriptions, medical equipment, and supplies
Hospice provides, at no cost to the client, prescriptions, equipment, and supplies directly related to the hospice client’s diagnosis.
Home health aides
Assist with bathing, oral care, hair and nail care, and shaving of the Hospice client. The aides are available to coach caregivers about proper skin care, positioning, and safe transfer to and from bed.
Our hospice volunteers are available to assist clients and their families by providing breaks for regular caregiver, transportation, run errands, help with household chores, and serve as an occasional companion to the client. Volunteers will sit at the bedside, read to the client, write letters on behalf of the client, and share hobbies and special interests.
Additionally, specially trained vigil volunteers are available around the clock for up to three days to accompany the dying and their families while a person is in the active dying process.
Individual grief support sessions
A trained Hospice adviser is available for up to three one-hour private sessions for those who may feel they are not ready yet to share their grief experience in a group setting. These sessions are offered free of charge to anyone grieving a death. Appointments can be made in advance, Carolyn Cristina Manzoni, Bereavement Coordinator, 360.385.0610 or 360.385.2200 ext. 4615
Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
2500 W. Sims Way, Port Townsend
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