Brookdale Care Team
When it comes to choosing a hospice care provider, you want the right people on your team. People you can trust. People with compassion. People who treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve.
Here at Brookdale, we pride ourselves on honoring each resident’s individual preferences while providing top-notch services like pain management, music therapy, counseling and more. With reassurance, comfort and support, our goal is to ease the pain and make sure your loved one is comfortable and independent for as long as possible.
Our care team includes skilled caregivers who specialize in a variety of areas, and who are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Because we’re here to make sure your loved one is safe and well cared for, you can focus on what matters most — sharing quality time with loved ones and celebrating a well-lived life.
A Hospice Team You Can Count On
Hospice Medical Director
The Hospice Medical Director specializes in palliative care, which seeks to minimize pain while optimizing comfort, as well as management of the illness and related conditions.
Registered Nurse Case Manager
The primary role of the RN Case Manager is to help manage pain and other symptoms and to teach caregivers how to care for their loved one. The nurse also ensures necessary medical supplies are ordered, assists in monitoring medications, and acts as the liaison between the patient, the physician and other healthcare professionals.
The chaplain or spiritual counselor offers spiritual and emotional support for patients and their families. They can also work alongside a patient’s own clergy, pastoral counselor or others for additional support.
The social worker is a counselor to the patient and the family, assisting with financial, insurance and legal issues while arranging volunteer support and other community services.
The hospice aide assists with the patient’s personal care, which may include bathing, hair or skin care, shaving and catheter care.
The Bereavement Coordinator assists families during this emotionally difficult time, as well as provide information on common aspects of grief. Bereavement support for grieving families is available for at least 12 months after the loss of a loved one.
Hospice volunteers are specially trained individuals who support the patient in a variety of ways, such as companionship, running errands, providing transportation and more. Volunteers provide respite to caregivers.
"Brookdale hospice has a longevity of staff. We have very seasoned team members. Some of our nurses, even our social workers, have had 10 to 15 years of hospice experience. It helps us handle a variety of different situations because we’ve been there."
"When people ask me what hospice is, I say it’s an extra blanket of care, and it’s woven with five different threads: the medical director, the volunteer, the certified nursing assistant, the social worker and the chaplain. Those five people come together to provide patients with an amazing blanket of care."