- Our medical director is a physician who oversees the medical component of Hospice.
- Nurses have experience in pain symptom control. We have a nurse on call, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
- Social workers help patients and families cope with the emotional and financial stresses of illness. Social workers are on call 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
- Homemakers/home health aides assist with patients' personal care and household chores.
- Chaplains provide spiritual support to the team, patient and family as requested.
- Home medical equipment technicians provide equipment needed by the patient with personalized teaching to the patient and family.
- Volunteers become trusted companions and friends to lean on.
- Bereavement counselors and volunteers help family and friends cope with the changes and adjustments that follow a death.
- Also available, as consultants, are therapists, pharmacists, registered dietitians, massage therapists and others with special skills to meet special needs.
“What does Hospice mean to me? It is about learning to live what life I have.” Mike Harvey, Palmer Hospice patient