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 MEDICAL SERVICES

·  Pain and symptom management
· Coordination of all health care providers
· Medical equipment such as wheelchairs, bedside commodes
· Medications related to the primary diagnosis

 INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM APPROACH TO PLANNING YOUR CARE

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 ·Medical Director
· Registered Nurse|Case Manager
· Family Nurse Practitioner
· Registered Dietician
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Counseling Services – Social Worker, Chaplain
· Home Health Aide

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 Veterans Coordinator
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 Massage Therapist

 PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES

·  Emotional Support, short-term counseling
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Referral to community counseling agencies
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Referral to appropriate community support agencies (Meals on Wheels, etc,)

 VOLUNTEER SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AND CAN BE ASSIGNED TO MEET PATIENT/FAMILY NEEDS

· Companionship
· Emotional support
· Practical caregiver support (i.e. errands)

 BEREAVEMENT SERVICES AND GRIEF SUPPORT FOR FAMILY MEMBERS

· Support groups
· Telephone contact
· Supportive and educational mailers

 SPIRITUAL SERVICES

· Patient Centered: We believe you; what is important to you is important to us.
· Understanding: We accept you as you are, and help you understand yourself.
· Non-religious: We realize that not everyone has or practices a religion, but we affirm that every person is spiritual in his or her own way
· Specialized: We respond to you own special spiritual needs. For instance, at your request, we will arrange for clergy of your own faith or coordinate with others to ensure your spiritual care.

 THERAPIES

· Physical, Occupational, Speech and/or dietary counseling
· Massage Therapy


 

 BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

Grief following the death of a loved one is a normal, healthy and necessary process. The process is different for everyone and there is no "right way" to grieve. Increasing one's understanding of the natural grief and mourning process may make the experience less overwhelming.

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High Desert Hospice offers bereavement support to surviving family and friends whether or not they had a friend or family member who had hospice care. These services include:

· Individual counseling services to community members who are anticipating or adjusting to death, loss, and grief.

· High Desert Hospice provides a weekly grief support group. Call our office for the date, time and location.

· Our counseling staff is available by telephone to provide information and referrals to community resources related to terminal illnesses, the dying process, and grief.