We treat the person, rather than just the disease

Who is Homestead Hospice?

Homestead Care Team

An interdisciplinary team of hospice professionals provides companionate end-of-life care to a loved one and their family. To provide for the wide continuum of patient needs, the Homestead team includes more than 100 hospice specialists.

Attending Physician is specified by the patient or family to oversee the patient's care. Care is managed by the patient’s physician and in collaboration with the Homestead interdisciplinary team.

Medical Director is employed by Homestead Hospice and specializes in end-of-life care. The Medical Director runs the interdisciplinary team and oversees the plan of care with the Attending Physician, including face-to-face, recertification visits and symptom management.

RN and LPN (Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse) are specially trained nurses who can provide 24/7 care. The RN assigned as the Case Manager will continually assess the patient’s condition and report to the Medical Director and Attending Physician.

Circle of Care

Nurse’s Aides (also known as CNA) offer much needed relief for the family and caregiver by providing personal care and assistance with everyday activities for the patient. A CNA reports directly to the Case manager.

Social Workers provide emotional support, counseling and education to patients and families. They also assist with proactive end-of-life decisions, life reviews, patient wishes and local resources.

Chaplains offer spiritual support and counseling for all faiths. They collaborate with the patient’s spiritual leader to ensure all wishes are respected and religious affiliations are honored.

Volunteers offer support from companionship to book reading to running errands. Homestead has a multitude of volunteer programs from honoring veterans by fellow veterans to nurturing arts.

Therapists offer physical, occupational, nutritional and speech therapies where the patient resides, as needed, per their care plan.

Pharmacists support the team by providing the medications ordered to control pain symptoms.

Caregivers are possibly the most important part of the patient’s care team. He/she is designated by the patient as the person to provide physical and emotional care. The Homestead team of professionals will guide and support the caregiver(s) so that the responsibilities do not become overwhelming.