At Dove Hospice, we work with patients and families to create a plan of care to meet their needs and adapt the plan as needs change. A registered nurse visits regularly, coordinates care and stays in communication with the patient’s own doctor. Our nurses have extensive training and specialize in caring for people with life-limiting illnesses. The patient’s own doctor continues to direct and be involved in the patient’s care. Our medical directors oversee our staff, consult with the patient’s doctor and can make home visits if needed. In addition, the medical directors can become the primary doctor for those patients who do not have their own physician.
Other team members visit as needed and desired. Most patients and families choose to receive care from several team members, including social workers, home health aides, spiritual care counselors and volunteers.