The Interdisciplinary Team

Both palliative care and hospice care make use of an interdisciplinary team (IDT) approach that augments the services you provide to your patients. You direct the care which is coordinated by the patient’s RN case manager. You’ll help decide what your patients need and they can pick and choose from the many optional services that area available.

The interdisciplinary team offers a full range of expert health care providers:

  • Nurses — a nurse case manager handles all the details, assessing needs, educating family, coordinating with your office and ordering durable medical equipment
  • Home Health Aides — aides provide personal care like bathing and dressing assistance
  • Social Workers — social workers provide resources as needed and desired, provide counseling and refer to community agencies if necessary
  • Chaplains — non-denominational chaplains support all spiritual practices, work with the patient’s clergy and assist with memorial preparations
  • Doctors — our board-certified palliative care and hospice physicians are available to offer expert pain and symptom management
  • Volunteers — volunteers offer companionship your patient and their family, offer respite care, assist with pet care, run errands and much more
  • Art Therapists — art therapy provides a creative outlet for patient and family to express emotions
  • Music Therapists — music therapy can help manage pain and anxiety, help patients connect with loved ones and help express emotions
  • Other Therapists — if needed, physical therapy, occupational therapy, wound care and dietitians are available
  • Grief Support Specialists — families receive 13 months support after a death and offer many resources for families
  • Pediatric Specialists — special hearts and expert hands care for children and teens, and a perinatal team begins family services upon diagnosis in utero