Hospice is based on a team approach to care allowing for you to choose how the different members of the team can best serve you.
Jerrod Bush, RN, MS, CHPCA is the Administrator of Serenity Hospice Care. Jerrod is a Registered Nurse and Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator with many years of hospice experience. He supervises and supports the other members of the hospice team and is always available to patients and their families.
Hospice Nurse Case Manager
Hospice patients and their families are assigned a Registered Nurse case manager. The RN case manager collaborates with the patient, family, caregivers, interdisciplinary group (IDG) members and the physician to develop the patient plan of care (POC).
Hospice Medical Director
The Serenity Hospice Care Medical Director attends all of the hospice team meetings, providing advice and direction for the team. He will work closely with your attending physician and RN case manager to ensure that your medical care is meeting your needs.
Your doctor continues to play an important role in your care while you are a patient at Serenity Hospice Care. Your physician will be made aware of any changes in your condition or needs. Your physician will continue to prescribe medications for you and will be responsible for approving any changes in your plan of care.
Medical Social Workers
Our social workers are available to you and your caregivers to discuss the emotional challenges of serious illness. They may also assist you with healthcare decisions, funeral planning, legal matters, or access to other community resources.
Hospice Nurse Practitioner
The Nurse Practitioner, working in collaboration with our Medical Director, may visit you to provide recommendations of your care to the hospice team.
Our non-denominational Chaplains are available to provide spiritual care. They are able to discuss issues such as fear, loss, forgiveness, anger, or spiritual questioning. They may also help with religious questions or arrange a visit by a local rabbi, priest, or minister.
Certified Home Health Aides & Care Workers
Our Home Health Aides are available to provide personal care, such as bathing. Our Care Workers are available to provide assistance such as housekeeping & cooking.
Our Bereavement Coordinator provides support to families and caregivers through phone calls, visits, and mailing and community support groups. These services are available to provide comfort after a loss.
Serenity Hospice Care Volunteers are caring and compassionate men and women who live in the communities we serve and want to contribute to others in a meaningful way. Volunteers provide a variety of services to support our patients and families, such as offering companionship, running errands, and providing assistance. Serenity Hospice Care requires a comprehensive orientation and training for all volunteers. Additionally, volunteers are offered continuing education, ongoing support, and supervision.