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What is hospice?

 

Berkley Hospice Care programs, are custom designed to provide state-of-the-art palliative care and supportive services to individuals, their family members and significant others. They are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in both the patients home and facility-based care setting.

Physical, social, spiritual, and emotional care are provided by a clinically-directed interdisciplinary team consisting of patients and their families, professionals, and volunteers during the last stages of an illness and the bereavement period.

 

The hospice team:

Berkley Hospice team develops a care plan that meets each patient's individual needs for pain management and symptom control. The team consists of:

  • The patient' s personal physician

  • Hospice physician (or medical director)

  • Nurses; Home health aides

  • Social workers

  • Clergy or other counselors Trained volunteers

  • and Speech, physical, and occupational therapists, if needed.