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 client 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 if additional 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 client needs regularly with key members of the hospice team.