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Physician Services

Embrace Hospice employs a specially trained interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals to provide the latest and most innovative approach to address all aspects of care.

Role of the Medical Director

The Hospice Medical Director is responsible for determining whether an individual is eligible for hospice services. They also oversee the rest of the hospice care team, working hand in hand with them to decide on the best plan of care for each individual patient.

What are physician services as they pertain to hospice?

We keep our patient’s Primary Care Physician (PCP) as the director of care. Our staff makes sure the patient’s PCP is informed of all of their wants and needs. Our hospice team also employs a Medical Director who oversees all clinical aspects of hospice care and provides medical education to community and facility staff. These physicians actively participate in the admission, eligibility and recertification decisions and actively participate with in-home visits to hospice patients. The Embrace Medical Director provides overall direction for the hospice interdisciplinary staff and assumes overall responsibility for the medical component of the hospice’s patient care program.

In addition, a team of nurse practitioners perform home visits and face to face assessments for hospice patients, often serving as the attending provider as requested by the patient to manage any symptoms that the patient experiences.

Our services include:

  • On-Call Hospice Support – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Pain Management – Treatments to help with pain and discomfort
  • Symptom Management – Treatments to aid with anxiety, breathing, nausea and other symptoms
  • Medication Coordination – Allows proper medication to be available when needed
  • Registered Hospice Nurses Visits – Scheduled to meet your individualized hospice nursing care plan
  • Nurse Aide Visits – Scheduled to aid with personal care: bathing, feeding, dressing and other duties of daily living
  • Hospice Team Visits – Hospice counseling, program implementation, insurance coverage, support and follow-up visits
  • Volunteer Visits – Scheduled for companionship, errands and light duties
  • Bereavement Services – 13-month bereavement services post-death to all family members and loved ones

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