Interdisciplinary Team

Agape Hospice Care has a whole team of professionals ready to support you.

Nursing Care

An Agape Registered Nurse visits each patient at least once every week to monitor their heath status, provide care suggestions, and provide palliative treatment.

Our nurses specialize in pain management and are experienced with how to manage a multitude of symptoms. Many of our nurses have advanced training above and beyond their R.N. certification, and all of them are continuously involved in our in-house continuing education program focused on palliative care.

Nursing Assistants

At Agape Hospice Care, all of our nursing assistants are certified.

The nursing assistant visits the home to assist with personal care if necessary. Our nursing assistants visit most patients between two and five times each week, and provide services such as washing patients, providing medication and updating our case managers on the patient’s status. They are not meant to replace the caregiver, rather to support and guide the caregiver in providing for the patient as effectively as possible.

Chaplain Services

Clergy and other spiritual counselors are available to visit you and provide spiritual support to each of our patients. Spiritual care is a personal process and may include helping you explore your spirituality, resolving “unfinished business”, helping you to find peace acceptance as you define it, with a loved one or performing a specific religious ceremony or ritual. Our Spiritual Care Coordinators are trained to accommodate all faiths, and are happy to provide for your specific spiritual needs.

Social Worker Assistance

All of our social workers are Licensed Masters of Social Work and are prepared to provide insight, counseling and options to our patients and their loved ones. Social workers act as patient advocates , making sure our patients have access to the resources they need. Social workers assist our patients with obtaining any federal, state or community resources they may require, in addition to providing emotional support, life planning and relationship management between the patient and his or her loved ones.

Volunteers

Volunteers are each unique in their individual talents and motivation for giving their free time to offer support for our hospice patients. Many of them have had this support themselves and understand how beneficial it can be to patients and their families.

Volunteers provide support for the patients such such as running errands, sitting with the patients, or sharing talents specific to the volunteer such as playing the guitar, assisting with organizing, etc.

Background checks are preformed and all volunteers are in good-standing.