Our Arclight Hospice medical director leads the hospice team. Other physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, and Physician Assistants aid the director. Patients may choose to keep their physician or use one of our highly qualified medical staff members. The medical staff makes visits to patients in their own homes at no cost. They order medicines to ensure patient comfort and safety. Physicians and other members of the medical staff are experts regarding medications used at the end of life. They carefully order medicines that enable patients to participate as much as possible in their everyday lives while relieving suffering.
Medical staff members conduct physical assessments of patients. They ensure that patients receive state-of-the-art hospice care that complies with current regulations and recommendations. Our medical director or their designee is reachable 24 hours a day. The Arclight Hospice medical staff evaluates patients to ensure that they receive the proper level of hospice services based on nationally and internationally recognized criteria. The medical staff determines ifadditional services such as continuous care are warranted. The medical staff orders individual treatment as needed. These may include specific therapies or wound treatments. The medical staff orders required equipment and makes referrals to other providers if necessary. The medical director or designee reviews patient needs regularly with key members of the hospice team.
Hospice patients often have fragile skin. Our team provides skilled, gentle care to maintain healthy skin and encourage the healing of wounds.
The Arclight Hospice team provides relief for families who are caring for patients who have dementia.
Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses provide care. Arclight Hospice nurses use a whole person-centered approach as they provide care.
Home Health Aides
Home health aides provide direct care to patients. They are the staff members that families and patients interact most frequently.
Arclight Hospice physicians and nurses are experts at managing pain and other uncomfortable feelings at the end of life.
Hospice patients sometimes need round-the-clock care for short periods when symptoms are poorly controlled or under other specific circumstances.
Bereavement counselors help patients and their loved ones cope with decline, loss, and death.
Hospice spiritual care experts provide support. Sometimes, patients who are dying have concerns about how they have lived and what lies ahead.
Social workers are vital members of the Arclight Hospice team. They provide education and emotional support when referrals are made and throughout the duration of hospice services.
Speech therapy services are available to help those who have experienced strokes or other changes in their ability to communicate.
Physical therapists help patients maintain or regain mobility. They are experts at recommending equipment that can help patients maintain independence.