Easing The Burden Of Caring For An Ill Loved One
At Continuum Care Hospice and Affinity Health Management, we believe that every person deserves dignity and compassion when faced with a life-limiting illness. The unique combination of hospice and residential services that we offer allow for a seamless transition for your loved ones as their needs shift and change. Our professionally trained staff is there to help you and your family navigate the many care and service options available. At Affinity, every patient is viewed as a unique individual and is given an individualized plan provide them with the maximum level of care and comfort. All of our hospice team members are professional and compassionate, and guarantee that each patient is treated with the respect and love they deserve.
Our Commitment To You
Continuum Care Hospice and Affinity Health Management’s mission is to provide the terminally ill patient and their loved ones with the support and care they require to live their lives comfortably.
At Continuum Care Hospice and Affinity Health Management, we are constantly striving towards meeting the total needs of each of our patients. We provide skilled and compassionate care to all those in need, and work towards meeting the changing health care priorities of your loved ones through the development of specialized programs, services and facilities. We encourage individuality by focusing on the unique life circumstances of each of our patients. By providing your loved ones with comprehensive care, we ensure the dignity of all we serve, and act as a community resource for those in need of the services we provide. At Affinity, we genuinely care about the individuals placed in our care, and we do whatever we can to assist them in improving their quality of life.
We promise to continuously provide you with the best service, the friendliest staff, and the most innovative care possible.
Our Care Team
The medical director co-certifies the terminal diagnoses with the attending physician, and then leads the interdisciplinary team in the development of a plan of care for the patient. The director also provides consultation with other physicians regarding each patient.
The hospice nurse develops a care plan to ensure symptom control and pain management. The nurse coordinates care with the attending physician, primary caregiver, and care center staff as well as doctors visits. The hospice nurse provides family training as well.
The social worker assesses patient and family’s emotional, social, spiritual, and financial needs and then develops a plan of care tailored to meet identified needs. The social worker also provides direct counseling as needed, or refers patients and families to appropriate community agencies to ensure support is available.
Volunteers provide companionship and comfort to help support the patient and family. They also help with various non-medical services, such as letter writing, and time for caregivers and family. Volunteers also provide support at time of death and during the bereavement process.
The attending physician certifies the terminal diagnosis, and directs and approves a plan of care based on the patient’s needs and symptoms. The physician then coordinates the patients’ care together with the interdisciplinary team.
The home health aide provides the patients with direct personal care. The aide ensures the patient’s comfort, and provides emotional support for the patient’s family. The aide also identifies the patient’s needs and report them to the RN case manager.