The Holy Family Hospice team is comprised of experienced administrative staff, a
medical director, nurses, state tested nursing assistants, social workers, pastoral
ministers, bereavement care and volunteers. Nursing support and access to other hospice
services is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the hospice on-call system.
Under the direction of our Medical Director, our hospice team creates a plan that
provides support for the patients and their family members by combining conventional
and alternative therapies to address spiritual, emotional and physical needs.
In a collaborative effort, our Medical Director participates in team conferences
and serves as liaison between Holy Family Hospice and physician members of the medical
community. The Medical Director educates and takes part in public relations endeavors
in the medical community and attends meetings and other activities that support the
mission of Holy Family Hospice.
Holy Family Hospice patient care is coordinated by an RN case manager. Services provided
by the nurses include frequent visits, assessment of patient needs, medication management,
and clinical education. The hospice case manager works closely with the physician
to meet our patients’ changing needs and to improve their quality of life.
State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA)
STNAs are licensed and trained to provide patients with personal care, which includes
feeding, dressing, and bathing.
Licensed Social Worker
Emotional support and counseling, active listening, assistance with medical decisions
and financial matters, identification of community resources, and grief support are
just a few of the services provided to patients and their families by our licensed
Family bereavement services are provided from the time a patient is admitted until
at least one year after the passing of a loved one. Our bereavement team attends
the wake or funeral and offers support to families in the form of telephone calls,
one-on-one counseling, group sessions, educational resource materials, newsletters,
and a candle lighting service.
Patients and their families are surrounded by caring individuals who offer a sense
of peace and comfort in the hospice setting. We strive to meet spiritual needs through
pastoral support, communication with our patient’s religious community, assistance
with memorials and funeral arrangements, and grief support.
Pictured above right, Sr. Frances Helen Komar, OSU, consoles and prays with a patient
during a visit.