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Hospice care is a special kind of care that focuses on quality of life
for you and your loved ones who are experiencing an advanced, life-limiting
illness. Your hospice caregivers provide compassionate care for you and
your family during the final stages of life so that you may live as fully
and comfortably as possible.
Acceptance of death as the final stage of life: to affirm life and do not
try to hasten nor postpone death. Treat the person and symptoms of the
disease and not the disease itself. Manage the symptoms so that the last
days may be spent with dignity and quality.
Hospice of Lubbock has an interdisciplinary team of trained professionals
and volunteers to deliver quality hospice care. Your Hospice of Lubbock
Team includes a Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Certified
Nursing Aide, Social Worker, Bereavement Counselor, Volunteers, Chaplains,
Community Liaisons and Administrative Support. Your Hospice of Lubbock
Team provides care and support that encompasses physical, emotional, and
spiritual needs during this transition. Our focus is on you and your family,
not the disease. Hospice of Lubbock includes you and your loved ones in
You: You are the leader of your team.
Physician: Your Physician is trained as a consultant for pain and symptom management,
providing medical supervision to you, your family, and your hospice team.
They will direct your plan of care with routine reviews to ensure the
utmost quality of care, educate you and your caregivers as needed, and
will make home visits when necessary.
Nurse Practitioner: Your Nurse Practitioner is trained as a consultant for pain and symptom
management and will provide skilled assessment of your condition. They
will routinely review your plan of care to ensure the utmost quality is
provided, educate you and your caregivers as needed, and will be able
to make home visits when necessary.
Registered Nurse/Case Managers: The Registered Nurse/Case Manager is your main point of contact and is
an expert in pain and symptom management. They will provide skilled assessment
of your condition on a 24-hour/7-days-a-week basis, will be on-call for
pain and symptom control, and/or to address the need for emotional support.
Your case manager understands that you are an individual with your own
needs and concerns. They will provide the support and attention needed
to allow you to feel safe and comfortable during a challenging time in
you and your family’s life.
Certified Nursing Aides: Your aide will provide the most intimate care
in a private and dignified way; they are one of the most important parts
of your team. They work with your nurse to create a plan of care that
is specific to you. Your aide will follow your unique plan of care to
provide personal hygiene, grooming needs, and emotional support.
Social Workers: Your Social Worker will offer guidance on end-of-life issues and advanced
directives. They will be available to assist you and your family to get
affairs in order such as final arrangements. Your Social Worker is an
advocate for you and your family during this time and offer expertise
in community resources. They will provide support to reduce emotional
and social stress on you and your family.
Bereavement Counselors: Your Bereavement & Grief Counselor is a specially trained professional
dedicated to helping those experiencing loss. They will be available to
help you process your emotions in a way that makes sense to you, help
your loved ones process their emotions in a way that makes sense to them
and they will be available for individual counseling or group sessions.
Bereavement & Grief counseling will help you and your family navigate
through an emotional and difficult transitional period.
Trained Volunteers: Your Volunteer has undergone 16 hours of training prior to being placed
with you. They will provide dependable companionship and temporary respite
for your family. Your Volunteer will be available to play cards, write
letters, run errands, or visit with you. They will provide emotional support
to you and your family.
Chaplains: Your Chaplain will offer spiritual support for you and your family. They
will function as a liaison with the religious community of your request
and are trained to serve people of any faith community. Chaplains offer
a variety of services to you and your family.
Community Liaisons: The Community Liaison is your advocate and a bridge between you, your
family, and other agencies of Lubbock (and surrounding communities) to
ensure quality of care. They develop relationships with hospitals, physicians,
nursing homes, assisted living facilities, communities, and religious
organizations. The Community Liaison coordinates community education efforts
and collaborates with other agencies within the community to provide education
on hospice services.
Administrative Support: The Administrative Support Team assists in operational support, legal
documentation, and maintains relationships with Medicare, Medicaid, and
other managed care providers. Your Administrative Support Team includes:
Receptionist, Medical Records, and Billing.