The vCare Hospice Interdisciplinary team works together with you and your loved ones to develop a personalized plan of care based on your decisions and needs.
Patient and Family: Patient and their loved ones are an important part of our hospice team. We will work with you and your family to develop a specialized plan that meets your physical, medical, emotional, spiritual and social needs.
RN Case Manager: The Registered Nurse (RN) will provide skilled nursing visits, support and teaching to you and your caregiver and act as coordinator of your care with physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary team. The Case Manager will keep your doctor regularly informed of your condition.
On-Call Nurse: A Registered Nurse is available 24 hours a day to answer your questions and respond to any issues. If necessary, the on-call nurse will visit you to resolve any problem that might arise outside of normal hours.
Hospice Medical Director: The Hospice Medical Director attends hospice team meetings and provides advice and direction to the hospice team. The medical director works with your attending physician and Case Manager to ensure that the medical care you receive is closely monitored and meets your ongoing needs.
Primary (Attending) Physician: Your physician may continue to serve as your doctor and work with members of the vCare team including our physician to manage your care. Your physician will continue to prescribe medications for you and will be involved with approving any changes in your plan of care.
Hospice Nurse Practitioner: On occasion, the Hospice Medical Director may request that a hospice Nurse Practitioner visit you to provide recommendations of your care to the hospice team. These recommendations will be discussed with you as well as the interdisciplinary team.
Social Workers: Hospice Social Workers are available to you and your family to discuss the emotional challenges of critical illness. They may also assist you with problem-solving in a crisis, exploring financial needs, reviewing alternative living arrangements, funeral planning, healthcare decisions and utilizing other community resources.
Chaplain: Hospice chaplains are non-denominational clergy. They provide spiritual support as appropriate to your wishes, or will contact the spiritual support person of your choice, if requested. They may also assist with final arrangements as requested.
Certified Nurse Assistants: Hospice Home Health Aides provide personal care support such as bathing, grooming and dressing, as identified by your plan of care under the supervision of RN Case manager.
Hospice Volunteer: vCare Hospice Volunteers are an integral part of the Hospice team and essential to our organization. They help provide a variety of support services to patients and families such as companionship and running errands. vCare volunteers listen and provide comfort and assurance through their presence and personal caring.
Bereavement Coordinator: Bereavement counseling and support is provided to families and caregivers for at least one year after a loss. Support is provided through phone calls, visits, written materials about grieving, individual counseling and support groups.
Hospice Agency Leadership: The leadership team is comprised of the Director of Operations and Director of Clinical Services who serve to provide oversight of the program to ensure that every patient receives high quality hospice care and support.
vCare is a fast-growing Hospice striving to provide the highest level of quality care to patients faced with life-limiting illnesses. Our goal is to make each patient as pain-free as possible and give physiological, emotional and spiritual support to both the patient and family. We understand that the decision change from curative to comfort care is difficult, and our team is trained to help you every step of the way!
We are proud to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
We Provide Services in:
• Patient’s Home
• Skilled Nursing Facilities
• Assisted Living
• In-patient Unit
At vCare Hospice, we believe that our patient’s health is impacted by all aspects of his or her life. Therefore, it is important to treat both mind and body as a whole. We are devoted to easing the physical and emotional discomforts caused by life-limiting illnesses while assisting the patient and their loved ones to live life to its fullest. We work as a team to develop plans of care in partnership with our patients, families, caregivers and professionals.
To deliver the highest level of quality care to those patients at the end of their life and their loved ones.
Our Core Values
We believe in total commitment towards quality of care for all of our constituencies: patients, families, community and each other.
Compassionate Care is at the very heart of what we do and why we exist. Compassionate Care values human dignity. It is doing the right thing for the right reason and differentiates us from all other providers.
Competent Care is the first essential step to providing Compassionate Care. It is our leading edge and is cost competitive with any other credible provider.
Community support is our ultimate edge in providing Compassionate Care. It enables us to constructively enlist the collaborative support of volunteers and other community entities, creating the capacity to meet community needs.
Creativity is tapping the brilliance within ourselves and our community to generate ideas that will continually improve Compassionate Care in the face of all that might challenge it.