The HSWV Team

The Hospice Team Approach

Medical care for the patient is coordinated by the participant's own physician and Hospice of Southern West Virginia's Patient Care Coordinator.

Our team includes...                

  • PARTICIPANT'S PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN. The Hospice Medical Director is also available for consultation. 

  • NURSING STAFF. The Hospice participant's care is coordinated by a Registered Nurse.  Nursing services are provided in the participant's home.  Licensed Nursing Personnel are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • SUPPORT SPECIALISTS. Licensed Social Workers assist the participant and the participant's family in identifying and meeting critical physical, personal and spiritual needs. They work to individualize care for the whole person and to fortify the family support system. 

  • HOME HEALTH AIDES. Home health aides provide assistance with daily activities and perform light housekeeping needs. 

  • HOSPICE CLERGY. Ordained clergy are available for home visits or to consult with a participant's own clergy to assit in spiritual needs.  Hospice does not discriminate against or promote a particular religion nor do Hospice ministers proselytize their personal beliefs.  Ministers are here to 'minister' to an individual's expressed concerns for his or her unmet spiritual needs. 

  • BEREAVEMENT SPECIALISTS. Bereavement classes open to the public are available to grieving families as well as personalized, individualized counseling from our licensed bereavement specialists.  'Letters of Hope' are mailed monthly, detailing the steps of grief and helping the bereaved understand the wide range of emotions they may encounter on a day-to-day basis. 

  • VOLUNTEERS. Trained Hospice volunteers are available to provide support in many areas including emotional support and respite care for families. 

  • OTHER SUPPORT PERSONNEL. Physical therapists, dietary consultants, etc. are available based on the individual participant's needs.