The Southeastern Health Care at Home (SE) Palliative Interdisciplinary team provides medical, emotional, physical, and spiritual support to patients and family members. The team meets with patients and family members through home visits and regular meetings to discuss the plan of care and revise as needed. The SE team is also available 24/7 via telephone.
A Board-Certified Palliative Care Medical Director leads the SE Palliative Interdisciplinary Team. Following are additional members of the team and their roles.
Medical Licensed Social Worker: Most patients will receive visits from a social worker who will assist in developing a plan of care tailored for each patient’s situation. Additionally, the social worker can assist in finding community resources and information for families and patients.
Registered Nurse: Some patients may receive visits from a Registered Nurse to address and manage any symptoms and to ensure that patient and family needs are met.
Nurse Practitioner: Some patients may qualify for a Palliative Consult from a nurse practitioner and ongoing visits for advanced medication or symptom management in the home and discussion of the disease process.
Chaplain: When needed, patients and families may receive care from a chaplain who can provide non-denominational spiritual support.