The Islands Hospice Care Team
Islands Hospice takes a collaborative approach to care that starts with you. We listen to your wishes and provide medical care, support services and counseling that helps you find peace and comfort.
Every member of our team is committed to our culture of excellence. We strive to provide the very best care and service to you and your family in your time of need.
Medical and Nursing Care Team MembersPersonal Physicians
Personal physicians may continue to actively participate in the patient’s care including writing orders, consulting with the hospice team and overseeing the plan of care for the duration of treatment.
Hospice Physicians and Nurse Practitioners
Offer their expertise in pain and symptom management and oversee the patient’s hospice care.
Manage symptoms, provide education to patients and caregivers and coordinate care with the rest of the hospice team.
Certified Nursing Assistants
Provide compassionate personal treatments such as bathing, nail and skin care, grooming and gentle massage. Offer best practice education to families and caregivers on how to care for their loved ones.
Counseling and Support Services
Offer spiritual care in accordance with the wishes of the patient and family, often coordinating with the patient's clergy or religious leader.
Conduct psycho-social assessments and provide counseling, education and other skilled interventions to enhance patient and family coping.
Serve as patient advocates and educators. Liaisons work closely with healthcare providers to ensure a smooth transition to hospice services. They can meet with the patient or family in a private home setting, hospital, or place of work.
Offer individual and group grief support and counseling to patients, families, and caregivers. Services are offered throughout the duration of hospice care and are followed by 13 months of bereavement support.
Provide companionship and a calming presence to the patient. They may also offer short periods of respite to the caregiver to allow them to run an errand or keep an appointment.