The Ecumen Hospice Team
Our highly skilled team of comfort-care specialists shares a passion for providing physical, emotional and spiritual support. Across our service area, comprehensive, compassionate hospice and palliative care services are provided by:
Medical Director & Hospice Physicians
Ecumen Hospice’s Medical Director and Hospice Physicians work with an individual’s primary care physician to develop a customized care plan and oversee the delivery of all aspects of care. They ensure initial and ongoing hospice eligibility.
The nurse practitioner is an advanced practice nurse that works with the hospice medical director and hospice clinical team to ensure that you receive quality and safe care. The nurse practitioner also visits you to certify your continued hospice eligibility.
RN Case Managers
Our specially trained registered nurses lead your personalized care, while also providing education and emotional support.
Physical, Occupational and Speech/Language Therapists
Therapists assess physical capabilities and needs to ensure individualized care.
Certified nursing assistants help with personal care, bathing and meal assistance.
Medical Social Workers
Social workers are involved with you and your family to provide emotional support and reassurance as well as assist with navigating and obtaining needed services and resources.
Music Therapy is used to support your emotional, cognitive and social well-being. After assessing the person’s strengths and needs, music therapists provide treatment which can include singing, moving to, creating, and/or listening to music.
Massage Therapy is used to reduce muscle tension and pain, and provides relaxation and stress relief.
Chaplains are available to offer spiritual and emotional support to you and your family. They help people to find peace with God, family, and self as they explore the meaning of life and death. Chaplains also work together with your own clergy.
Hospice Hound Teams
Pet therapy teams, consisting of a volunteer and their registered therapy animal, are available to provide a calming, friendly presence, and are known to reduce stress and anxiety. Please note that as this is a volunteer-driven service, there may be limited availability in some service areas. Click here to learn how to get involved as a Hospice Hounds volunteer.
Hospice volunteers are available to provide support in the following ways: companionship, caregiver respite, and presence during the final days. Our volunteers also assist behind the scenes with bereavement follow-up and administrative assistance. Click here to learn how to get involved as a volunteer.
Grief specialists are available to provide bereavement counseling and other supportive resources.
We wanted to acknowledge Ecumen and the staff that took such wonderful care of our mom for the past nine months. We were truly blessed, and knowing that they were looking after our mom was such a comfort to our family—this loving and caring assistance meant the world to us.
– Ecumen Hospice Family