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Nursing Care

Every nurse in a hospice has definitive roles and responsibilities to follow. We have nurse practitioners, RNs, LVNs, case managers, etc. The case manager is responsible of handling the role of the coordinator between the patient, the family, and the nursing team that is taking care of them.

A nurse in a hospice has the same responsibilities similar to a nurse working in a hospital or in a nursing home. In addition, hospice nurses go the extra mile supporting their patients during their end of time emotionally and physically.

What can we do?

The nurses at Hospice of the South Coast, provide hands-on care to patients either in their home or any other place as required.

As part of their responsibilities:

  1. They help with the management of symptoms and pain.
  2. They support the family at the time of death.
  3. They provide specific care to each individual after taking into account their preferences and making an assessment on what they need.
  4. They order the necessary medical supplies and medical equipment as deemed necessary for the well being of the patient.
  5. They also coordinate with multiple entities including spiritual advisers, social workers, home health aides, etc. as the situation demands.
  6. They make a professional assessment of the patient, provide clear instructions and a plan for anyone who will be taking care of the patient.


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