Hospice Services Support Caregivers
Caregiving can be difficult. It can be physically and emotionally draining for the caregiver and distressing for the patient who may feel like a burden. Our job is to walk alongside you and your loved one with education and support services, easing the stress of caregiving as much as we can. Caregiver education is an important part of the service offered by Hospice of the Northwest.
Every Hospice of the Northwest patient is assigned a dedicated care team including a board-certified physician, nurse, social worker, and spiritual counselor. Additional support service providers, such as a Hospice Care Aide, a volunteer, and/or an integrative therapist, may be assigned to your team as well. Your dedicated team of end-of-life experts will arm you with the knowledge, support, and tools you need to be comfortable and confident caring for your loved one.
A member of the hospice team, including a nurse and a counselor, will be available by phone 24/7 to answer questions or discuss concerns that arise around the clock.
Caregivers need to know that they are not alone. We are here to be your caregiver support system.
Our team is here to listen
At Hospice of the Northwest, we include each patient’s circle of support in the treatment plan. Your dedicated care team will listen to your concerns as the caregiver. We also want to know how you’re doing. Just as each patient receives an individualized, holistic plan of treatment, our team takes the time to make sure you have the support you need as well.
We want to give you the proper resources you need, whether it’s about anticipatory grief, tools for caregiving, end-of-life care planning, or you just need a moment to talk about your experience in this journey. Your care team is here to support you.
Grief and loss support is available
Hospice care extends beyond caring for patients through their end-of-life journey. Your dedicated hospice care team includes bereavement support for 13 months after your loved one has passed.
The path through grief and loss is a personal one and there is no defined road map. We offer a variety of options and resources for any community member experiencing loss, whether their loved one was a Hospice of the Northwest patient or not.
We recognize that one-on-one support and support groups are not always the preferred approach. Our office holds the largest grief library in the area, with many resources available to anyone experiencing grief or loss.
If you would like to learn more about caregiver education and support, call us at (360) 814-5550 or fill out the form to the right.
“Loved ones and caregivers are really doing the heavy lifting in terms of patient care at end of life. So we work to support them and give them the tools they need. ”
Bob Laws, Executive Director
Visit our Caregiver Toolbox for videos and resources to support caregivers and loved ones.