At Archway Hospice our main goal is to focus on the patient and their family to collaboratively develop a hospice care plan, which is directed and carried out by our highly trained team that includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Chaplain/Bereavement Counselor
- Medical Director
- Social Worker
- Certified Nurse Aides
- Trained Volunteers
- And always the patient and family
- For any patient who has a life-limited or terminal illness with a prognosis of 6 months or less if the illness runs its normal course.
- For patients with both cancer and non-cancer illnesses.
- To enhance the quality of the patient’s life through a comprehensive approach of care.
- Respectful of the patient’s wishes and provides education and counseling to the family.
- Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Available to adult patients of any race or religion.
- Covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs and other managed care organizations.
- Our services provided in Collin, Dallas, and Denton counties
Description of Hospice Staff Services
Medical social services must be provided by a qualified social worker, under the direction of a physician.
Social work services must be based on the patient’s psychosocial assessment and the patient’s and family’s needs and acceptance of these services. A hospice social worker assessment will help identify issues that either impede or facilitate the patient’s treatment and to assist the patient/family in reaching the maximum benefit from hospice care and services.
RN Case Manager
The hospice must provide nursing care and services by or under the supervision of a registered nurse.
Nursing services must ensure that the nursing needs of the patient are met as identified in the patient’s initial assessment, comprehensive assessment, and updated assessments.
Counseling services must be available to the patient and family to assist the patient and family…
in minimizing the stress and problems that arise from the terminal illness, related conditions, and the dying process.
Hospice chaplains/spiritual counselors provide spiritual counseling to meet these needs in accordance with the…
patient’s and family acceptance of this service, and in a manner consistent with patient and family beliefs and desires. Hospice chaplain will make all reasonable efforts to facilitate visits by local clergy, pastoral counselors, or other individuals who can support the patient’s spiritual needs to the best of their ability.
Certified Nurse Aide
A hospice aide’s services include, but are not limited to the provision of hands-on personal care, the performance of…
simple procedures as an extension of therapy or nursing services, assistance in ambulation or exercises, assistance in administering medications that are ordinarily self-administered, appropriate and safe techniques in performing personal hygiene and grooming tasks, including items on the following basic checklist: (A) bed bath. (B) Sponge, tub, and shower bath. (C) Hair shampoo (sink, tub, and bed). (D) Nail and skin care. (E) Oral hygiene. (F) Toileting and elimination, and safe transfer techniques and ambulation, normal range of motion and positioning, and adequate nutrition and fluid intake.
The Hospice may use volunteers to provide assistance in the hospice’s ancillary and office activities as well…
as in direct patient care services, and/or help patients and families with household chores, shopping, transportation, and companionship.
MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM
Music therapy is an evidence-based practice of using live and recorded music to meet the psychological, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of patients and their families. In hospice, music therapy can be beneficial and result in improved quality of life, increased comfort and relaxation, reduction of anxiety, and more. Our music therapist has specialized training for music therapy from an accredited college program, followed by completion of a six-month internship and national board certification.