Provides clinical services and orders the plan of care for the patient that focuses on reducing the physical, psychosocial and spiritual suffering and increasing the quality of life for hospice patients and families.
Works closely with the interdisciplinary team in executing treatments, pain management and palliative care measures under the direction of a physician.
Provides services that promotes patient's hygiene, comfort and personal care (this includes, but not limited to bathing, assisting in getting dressed, preparing meals for the patient and many more).
Assists the patient and families be connected to pertinent community resources. SW assumes responsibility for the development, implementation, and management of psychosocial services provided to hospice patient and families.
Helps patient and families along their path to spiritual growth, finding a life purpose, overcoming obstacles, and putting pain and grief into perspective.
Provides rehab services that promotes comfort, enhancement in patient's quality of life and alleviates pain and suffering.
Offers companionship and support to the patient and families.