Social Worker

Our social worker provides emotional support to both the patient and family. The social worker is responsible for coordinating, evaluating, and monitoring the plan of care with the patient’s nurse and primary physician or Solace’s Medical Director. The social worker assists patients and families in identifying and coordinating community resources to enable comfort and safety.

Spiritual Care Coordinator

The Spiritual Care Coordinator implements and coordinates all activities relating to the spiritual aspect of the hospice program. The Coordinator may also provide spiritual services or coordinate a referral to appropriate resources when requested by the patient, family or caregiver. With permission, the Coordinator contacts the identified local church, synagogue, mosque, etc. to coordinate care.

Bereavement Care

Solace Hospice is committed to providing information, education, and resources to help those who are going through a period of bereavement. We provide targeted grief support for thirteen months following the death of a patient we have served.

Solace’s bereavement services consist of:

  • Monthly bereavement support letters and educational materials
  • Bereavement support telephone calls and visits by professional staff
  • Community resource referral: grief therapists, community support groups, etc.

    Respite Care

    Respite care is short-term inpatient care provided to the hospice patient only when necessary to relieve the family members or other persons caring for the individual at home.  Respite care can be provided in a contracted Medicare-certified hospital or a skilled nursing facility that has the capability to provide 24-hour nursing if the patient’s plan of care required that type of nursing intervention.

    Some examples for provision of respite care may include:

    • The caregiver is physically and emotionally exhausted from caring 24/7 for the patient and requires a break.
    • The caregiver would like to attend a family event, such as a wedding, graduation, etc.
    • The caregiver is ill and needs a break from patient care to recover.