Your Care Team

The Beacon of Hope Hospice Team

The team consists of specialized, professional caregivers extending the care provided by your physician and existing caregivers. Your team is comprised of these professionals:

   Hospice Physician:Consults with the patient’s primary care physician to implement an individualized plan of patient care.
   Nurse Practitioner: Provides medical home visits, assisting your choices of plan of care services.
   Primary Nurse: Manages patient care, symptoms and needs, and is available 24/7.
   Certified Nurse Assistant: Provides personal care/light housekeeping.
    Social Worker: Addresses psycho-social issues and assists in identifying community resources as needed.
    Chaplain: Provides spiritual support/acts as liaison between family and personal clergy.
   Volunteers: Assist patients and loved ones in a variety of ways.
  Bereavement Team: Supports family during the grieving process for up to 12 months.

Industry News
Information session on hospice scheduled at Heritage Park
8/13/2017 3:28:00 AM
Heritage Park will hold an Education Series night beginning with snacks at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 2001 Hobson Road. The topic will be “What is Hospice?” The event will be hosed by Heart to Heart Hospice. To RSVP, call Carrie at 260-484-9557. View More...

End-of-Life Care Improved with Appropriate Hospice, Opioid Use
8/7/2017 8:00:00 PM
1 Cara McDermott, PharmD, PhD, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and colleagues linked insurance claims to clinical information to examine ... younger than 65 years were enrolled in hospice; 40.5% of those not enrolled in hospice ... View More...

HEALTH BRIEFS: Week of Aug. 14
8/14/2017 1:00:00 AM
Hospice Midland Inspiration Center ... family and friends. For stroke warnings signs information, call Karry Morris at 640-2331. For group information, call Paula Waldrop at 640-1132. Men with Multiple Sclerosis support group has been newly formed for ... View More...

Can Someone with Debility or Adult Failure to Thrive still be Admitted to Hospice?
9/25/2014 2:37:31 PM
A Case Example Getting back to our question “Can Someone with Debility or Adult Failure to ... diagnoses for inclusion on the hospice claim. Hospices have the flexibility to determine how to take the physicians’ information about diagnoses and ... View More...

How tens of thousands of patients who weren’t actually dying wound up on hospice care
9/14/2016 4:15:40 PM
But over the past decade, as a 2014 Washington Post investigation found ... Now government inspectors have turned up information about how that happens. About one in three hospice patients were not given key information about what the choice of hospice ... View More...

Increasing Hospice Use Among Hispanics and Latinos: 'Walk With You Every Stage of This Journey'
11/19/2015 1:38:00 AM
That two-part approach opens the door to discussing the day-to-day resources and support that hospice provides. Translating the Language of Care For Spanish speakers with limited English, the language barrier can stand in the way of information ... View More...

10 Things Seniors Should Know About Hospice
7/14/2016 8:48:43 AM
More transparency may be coming to hospice organizations. The government doesn't publish hospice information for consumers as it does for nursing homes. That may be changing, Rotella says. It could be years before it's fully implemented, but a move is ... View More...

Hospice patients more likely to die at home, receive efficient care
11/11/2014 5:37:35 PM
People in hospice are less likely to die in a hospital or nursing ... “Doctors need to be frank about giving patients the information even though it’s uncomfortable, so that patients have a choice in the care that they want,” he said. View More...

Medicare considers changing hospice care policy
4/19/2015 11:06:00 PM
"The emergency room physician should be aware that this is a hospice patient with lung cancer as opposed to an 85-year-old male who fell at Denny's," she said. Patients and their families may be afraid to volunteer that information, said Dr. Al-Abousi. View More...

Hospice Volunteer Information Session Aug. 16
8/10/2017 7:05:03 PM
Want to have more meaning in your life? Do you want to do something that is satisfying and of great service to your community? Become a Transitions Life-Care hospice volunteer. Volunteers are needed in Harnett County to serve families of the terminally ill ... View More...

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