Yes, and we are maintaining safety as our top priority through the hiring process. We are always looking for qualified candidates to join our team, so recruiting efforts and interviews are now conducted virtually.
Precious staff continues to approach every situation with safety as the top priority. With proper PPE, and adequate training, we equip our staff with the tools to keep patients, families, and themselves as safe as possible.
On the contrary! In fact, many of our staff find it extremely rewarding to work with patients and families who truly need their assistance.
Hospice care is one of the last true forms of hands-on care. Precious Hospice employees get regular reminders that their work can truly make a difference. For many clinicians, hospice work brings them back to the reasons they chose a career in healthcare in the first place.
Our staff often find that they easily adjust to and enjoy an independent schedule, as it is truly focused on the needs of patients and their families.
Hospice care typically is initiated after a formal request for “referral” is made by a patient’s doctor. To be admitted for hospice care, a patient must have a life expectancy of six months or less if the disease runs its normal course. At Precious Hospice, our interdisciplinary team visits with patients and their families to help them become acquainted with our services and approach to care. They also address the patient’s advance directives and end-of-life care options, preferences, and complete the appropriate paperwork for admission. The patient is then evaluated further to develop a proper, individualized care plan to address their clinical and psychosocial needs.
Precious Hospice provides bereavement services to the family for 13 months after the passing of their loved one. These bereavement services are an integral aspect of the patient’s care plan, as we begin to provide support for the family even before the patient’s death.
Our staff finds comfort by participating in the memorial services and in the provision of bereavement services for the families of patients they have served. They also find great joy in reflecting on the memories they share with their patients and their families, and the fact that they were able to provide such a meaningful gift at such a difficult time - high quality, compassionate care.