. . .families can count on us to handle a wide range of services and details during these difficult situations.
The Montgomery Hospice team includes:
- The Executive Director and Medical Director coordinate the process – starting with pre-admission consultation, followed by case management, and coordination with the family doctor and specialists.
- The Social Worker will walk the family through the process and manage education and training for entire families (not just the patient) while providing emotional support. Legal and financial assistance, as well as funeral planning, can also be included.
- A Registered Nurse is in charge of the following:
• Monitoring the patient’s condition
• Providing pain control and symptom management
• Giving family education and training
• Coordinating pharmacy services, medical
equipment, and supplies
A registered nurse is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- A Hospice Aide will provide personal care for the patient. Trained Volunteers offer additional family and patient support.
- When requested, we can also provide a Chaplain, who will offer spiritual care services consistent with the patient’s and family’s beliefs, and a Licensed Professional Counselor, who can provide bereavement services before and after death.
Scope of Services
Services available for the palliation and management of the patient's terminal illness as appropriate under Medicare
or Private insurance benefits:
- Pre-admission consultation
- Case management and coordination with attending physician
- Family education and training
- Pain and symptom control management
- Skilled nursing services
- Spiritual care services consistent with the patient's/family's spiritual beliefs
- Social work services
- Home health aid services for personal care
- Nutritional, Physical, Occupational, Speech Therapy
- Coordination of medical equipment and medical supplies
- Pharmacy services
- Ambulance transportation to/from contracted facility for respite or general in-patient care
- Bereavement follow-up to hospice family for up to one year after the patient's death