A department of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, Hospice of Saddleback Valley is not-for-profit and includes an interdisciplinary team of physicians, registered nurses, social workers, spiritual care counselors, home health aides and trained volunteers. These professionals provide physical, emotional and spiritual support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each team member plays a unique role in caring for our Hospice patients.
Our medical director collaborates with the patient’s personal physician to ensure pain and disease symptoms are managed effectively. Registered nurses are educated to meet the needs of the terminally ill, including symptom control, through their honest and supportive approach. Social workers provide emotional support, psychological counseling and assistance with financial and legal matters. Spiritual counselors offer guidance and support throughout this challenging time. Should the patient need assistance with grooming or household tasks, home health aides are available. Volunteers provide companionship for the patient and respite for caregivers. They are local residents who are just a phone call away.
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