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
Clergy or other counselors Trained volunteers
and Speech, physical, and occupational therapists, if needed.