Most of our patients are referred to us by their physicians. We also welcome referrals from family members, friends, members of the clergy, or prospective patients themselves.
Upon admission to our program, the Phelps Hospice interdisciplinary team, in consultation with the patient’s primary physician, evaluates the patient’s and family’s needs and develops an individualized plan of care which provides medical care and supportive services. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for the time remaining.
The Phelps Hospice interdisciplinary team consists of the medical director, hospice director, patient care coordinator, nurses, home health aides, social workers, consulting psychologist, nutritionist, chaplain, bereavement coordinator, and volunteer coordinator.
As patients and families face difficult decisions, Phelps Hospice staff members bring the knowledge and experience gained in assisting other families for more than two decades. We may serve as consultants, guides, or simply compassionate listeners.
A Phelps Hospice nurse is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, to answer questions and offer support to our patients and family members.
Sometimes a patient requires short-term hospital care. In that event, the Hospice staff and the patient’s primary physician oversee the patient’s treatment in the hospital.