Licensed Experts

The Passages Hospice team includes experts in medicine, nursing, social work, chaplaincy and bereavement. All services are provided under the direction of a physician and/or the Hospice Medical Director.

Nurse Case Manager

  • Coordinate your care and handle nursing needs
  • Prevent and relieve pain and other symptoms
  • Educate patient and family on health issues and signs of dying
  • Supervise CNAs who provide personal care to patient

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Provide personal services such as bathing, dressing, and eating
  • Report any changes in condition to the hospice team
  • Ensure that patient is comfortable and clean
  • Personalize care to the patient’s condition and needs

Medical Social Worker
  • Listen empathetically to feelings and emotions of the patient and family
  • Determine patient and family priorities
  • Assist in helping the family develop healthy coping skills
  • Educate patients and families about advance directives
  • Investigate and refer to community resources (as necessary)
  • Assist with funeral planning

  • Provide spiritual care for the patient and family
  • Help patient and family cope with spiritual issues
  • Provide regular, on-call and crisis visits
  • Contact patient’s minister for additional support, if desired
  • Advise without imposing his or her own personal belief system
  • Provide bereavement counseling

Medical Director
  • Visit patient to evaluate their hospice qualification
  • Perform assessment of patient pain control needs
  • Make changes to medication, treatment, etc. in the patient’s plan of care