Nursing

Nursing

Each patient is assigned an RN Case Manager. Their role is to assess is to assess and manage a patient’s care needs. He/she works diligently to treat symptoms and improve the patient comfort. Compassionate and empathetic, their assessment skills are strong. The case manager works with the rest of the hospice team to fulfill patient/family care needs at the end of life.

The RN case manager is responsible for educating the patient, the patient’s loved ones, and the patient’s primary caregiver(s) on the signs and symptoms of the dying process. He/she will maintain communication with the loved ones and caregivers about the patient’s status and discuss any changes in the patient’s health. They are also responsible for determining the effectiveness of the prescribed medications for symptom management and are experts in pain management. They develop an individualized plan of care for the CNA to follow.

Home Health Aides (Certified Nurses Assistants) 

CNAs assist patients with their activities of daily living (ADLs) and provide bedside care as outlined in the patient’s personalized plan of care, all under the supervision of a RN.