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Your Hospice Team


At Doctor's Hospice of Idaho, we prioritize the choices of the patient and the family above all else. This philosophy is cherished by each and every member of our hospice team. With Doctor's Hospice of Idaho each patient and family member has a team of professionals working for them. With Doctor's Hospice of Idaho, your hospice team includes:
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Attending Physician:
Co-certifies prognosis, directs, approves and coordinates the plan of care.

Medical Director:
Co-certifies prognosis, works with team in developing a plan of care, provides consultation to other physicians regarding hospice care.

Registered Nurse:
Assesses patient’s physical needs, develops and coordinates the plan of care, ensures symptom control and management, provides patient/family teaching as needed.

Social Worker:
Assesses patient’s and family’s emotional and social needs, develops a plan of care, provides counseling, referrals, and support to meet identified needs.

Assesses patient’s and family’s spiritual needs, develops a plan of care, provides spiritual counseling, assists with memorial preparations.

Home Health Aide:
Provides direct personal care to patient,
emotional support to patient and family, reports identified needs to R.N. Case Manager.

Provides respite and needed non-medical services for patients and their families, offers support for patients and their families, offers support at time of death and during bereavement.

Bereavement Coordinator:
Offers grief and bereavement counseling through individual and group programs pior to and after patient’s death, maintains regular contact with the family for up to thirteen months after death of the patient.

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