Our staff is highly experienced in managing the various emotional, personal, spiritual and medical issues that patients experience while facing a serious illness.
The Valley Hospice team consists of a medical director, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, home health aides, volunteers, and a dedicated office staff. The key to patient centered quality care is close collaboration, compassion and competence. Valley’s experienced team members strive to meet the unique goals and wishes of the patient and family as the “unit of care.”
- Establishes the patient’s plan of care.
- Certifies the prognosis.
- Consults and educates the interdisciplinary team.
- Specialize in pain and symptom management.
- Responsible for the coordination of all services.
- Staff includes nurses who are board certified in Hospice & Palliative Care (CHPN) as well as holistic training - Integrative Healing Arts Program (IHAP).
- Provide assessment of patient and family’s emotional needs.
- Evaluate each patient’s individual level of functioning and support network to determine if additional resources are needed.
- Interfaith pastoral counselor
- Offers bereavement support and grief counseling
Home Health Aides
- Assist with personal care needs such as bathing, dressing, & light meal preparation.
- Hair washing
- Mouth, feet, & nail care
On Call Nursing Staff
- A registered nurse is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to advise families and caregivers over the phone or make a home visit when necessary.
- Provide companionship for the patient.
- Offer much needed respite for the caregivers.
- End of Life Doulas
There are many opportunities to volunteer with Valley Home Care and Hospice. To learn more, contact Carley Anne Tsaglos at 201-291-6246.
- Compassionate Volunteers
- Administrative Support Volunteers
- End-of-Life Doula Volunteers