Hospice care team
Community Home Health's hospice services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of skilled professionals and carefully selected and trained volunteers. The team works with the patient and family to meet their unique, changing needs.
Bereavement counselor - Professional grief education and support is available for 13 months following the death of a loved one. Our counselors will maintain as much or as little contact as you need to help you through your grief. You can even speak with a bereavement counselor online when available.
Dietitian - A dietitian provides support for nutrition and dietary needs.
Home health aide - Our aide can assist with personal care such as bathing, exercising and dressing.
Senior medical director - Dr. Dale Theobald works closely with the patient’s physician to provide pain and symptom management. Dr. James Walters, associate medical director of infant hospice, directs our infant hospice care. CHH leadership team >>
Nondenominational chaplain - Pastoral care meets with the patient or family for spiritual support. Based on individual need, our chaplains can support individuals as they find meaning in their life, reconnect with their spiritual community or explore their feelings about their situation.
Registered nurse - Our hospice nurses visit regularly, providing skilled nursing care, as well as teaching and supporting family members in the patient's care. Our nurses are experts in managing pain and symptoms, and make it a priority to keep patients comfortable while meeting their desires for alertness. A nurse is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Social worker - Our medical social workers extend support and guidance in coping with emotional, environmental and financial concerns. They can assist families with working out issues and coming to terms with the pending death, and encourage meaningful conversations that open up opportunities for growth and healing. Social workers also help with stress and anxiety the patient or family may experience as a result of the illness.
Volunteer - Our trained volunteers can provide companionship and caregiver relief for the family. Each volunteer goes through specialized training to prepare him or her for entering a family's life at such a vulnerable time. They can lend a listening ear or help maintain the everyday responsibilities so the family can spend more time together. Volunteers are also needed for office support and bereavement assistance. Volunteer opportunities >>