hospital team

Your Own Personal Care Team

Hospice care is a family-centered approach that includes, at a minimum, a team ofdoctors, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains, counselors, and trained volunteers. They work together focusing on the dying person’s needs; physical, emotional, or spiritual. The goal is to help keep the person as pain-free as possible, with loved ones nearby until death. The hospice team develops a care plan that meets each person's individual needs for pain management and symptom control.The team usually consists of:


    • Your personal doctor


    • Our hospice doctor


    • Registered Nurse


    • Hospice Aide


    • Social Worker


    • Chaplain


    • Massage Therapists


    • Aromatherapy Specialists


    • Music Therapists


    • Specially trained volunteers



More Support To Patient & Family

14Hospice care is provided by a full team of professionals and volunteers.The hospice team consists of many professionals including: nurses, hospice aides, social workers, therapists, chaplains, bereavement coordinators, a hospice medical director, as well as specially-trained volunteers. This professional team works together to support individuals and their families during their last months of life. The team works closely with the patient, their family, and the patient’s personal physician to develop an individualized plan of care that helps the patient meet their goals for living the last months of their life in the best way possible.

Hospice is for families as well as patients. A vital component of hospice care is the support and education given to the families and caregivers who are caring for the person who is living with the terminal illness. The staff work closely with all members of the patient’s circle, helping them understand what is happening, what they can expect moving forward, and empowering them to provide the care when the team is not present.


Hospice is available 24 hours per day/7 days per week. In the middle of the night or weekend, patients and families may call to talk with a hospice team member. If needed, the hospice staff member will visit the patient at their residence.


Grief support is provided to surviving family members for at least 13 months.The bereavement staff of the hospice team support the family members after the death of their loved one for at least 13 months, helping the family through all those painful firsts – the first Thanksgiving, first holidays, first birthday, and first anniversary of the death. Through mailings, phone calls, and optional support groups and individual meetings, those who are grieving can access support along this road of transition.

Hospice is Free & Reduces Financial Burden

Hospice care doesn't cost the patient or family anything. Hospice care is an established part of the healthcare system. Services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most insurance plans. Inspiration Hospice provides the same high quality of care to everyone regardless of insurance or financial means.

Hospice care covers expenses the patient or family would otherwise have to pay for. The hospice Medicare benefit not only covers all services related to the terminal diagnosis: medical and nursing care, social services and counseling, chaplain services, and certified hospice aides for personal care in the home, but also medications, medical equipment and supplies related to the patients hospice diagnosis.