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Your Hospice Team

Horizon offers an interdisciplinary team of hospice specialists who work together to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual comfort needs of those who seek hospice care. This team is available to support the individual and family or other caregivers.

Our team consists of the following experts:

  • An experienced Medical Director to collaborate with your primary physician
  • Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses specifically trained to provide comfort care
  • Social Workers who provide support, counseling, future planning and assistance with advance directives
  • Spiritual counseling and support by a Chaplain
  • Home Health Aides will provide companionship and assistance with leisure activities, bathing, meal preparation, household chores and more
  • Volunteers are dedicated to helping patients and their families in many ways throughout the hospice experience
  • A Grief Counselor assists the individual and their family and friends through all phases of grief, including during the disease process
  • A Bereavement Coordinator to assist family and friends through the bereavement process for one year following the death of the loved one

When you choose to work with Horizon hospice, your team surrounds you with care and listens to your needs and preferences to help you create a plan that fits your needs. Each individual that we work with is unique; we respect your personal choices and can provide for your needs.

Our team consists of the following experts:

Physicians: Your personal physician will continue to play an important role, partnering with our Medical Directors who are knowledgeable and experienced in planning for this type of care.

Hospice Nurses: Our team of nurses are trained to manage the physical changes that will occur, along with tending to your emotional needs. Our hospice nurses specialize in providing education to the individual and caregivers involved about what to expect and how to best manage the condition. They collaborate with each family and the rest of the hospice team to meet your needs 24/7.

Social Workers: Your social worker will listen to your needs and become an advocate for you and your loved ones. Counseling, emotional support, assistance with personal decisions, planning and identification of resources are just some of the ways your social worker can serve you.

Chaplains: A chaplain can visit you and provide an open, sensitive, non-judgmental presence to you and your family. This resource can be utilized even if you already have a religious or spiritual leader in your life; hospice chaplains connect and work together with your spiritual leader to help them better understand this process.

Certified Home Health Aides: These caring individuals provide companionship and can help with personal cares such as bathing and eating, along with meal preparation, light housekeeping and more.

Volunteers: Hundreds of individuals from our community dedicate their time as Hospice volunteers. Our volunteer team is specifically trained to offer you social and emotional support and companionship as well as respite to caregivers who might need to leave the home for a short period of time.

On-call Nurses: A hospice specialist is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your questions, respond to any problems you may encounter and visit you at your home whenever needed.

Grief Support: We have an extensive grief and bereavement program at Horizon. Please visit our GRIEF COUNSELING pages to learn more.

Simply put, the goal of every Horizon Hospice team member is to help individuals live their life as they desire during the disease process. We respect your autonomy and meet you where you’re at, providing all the physical, spiritual and emotional support you need while honoring your goals and wishes. We understand how important and precious this remaining time is, and truly consider it a privilege to assist patients and their families.