When a patient and family make the choice to remain in their own home, Morgantown Hospice provides the support necessary to make that possible.
- Registered Nurses with advanced training in palliative (comfort) care make regular visits in the home to monitor patients' ongoing needs, provide treatments and wound care, coordinate with the patient's personal physician and the Hospice Medical Director to make adjustments in medications, and educate and support family caregivers. A Registered Nurse is also available on call for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Medical Social Workers are available to help with financial and legal planning, advance directives, caregiver assistance, and emotional and logistical support for all family members. A Medical Social Worker is also available on call for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Home Health Aides, if desired by the family, provide bathing and other personal care.
- Spiritual counseling is available for patients and family members of any faith background.
- Trained volunteers will come to the home on a regular basis to provide companionship and to give family caregivers some much-needed time off.
- All medications to control pain and symptoms of the terminal illness will be delivered to the patient's home via Fed Ex.
- All needed medical equipment will be delivered directly to the patient's home from Mon Health Care Equipment and Supplies.
If you have any questions about Hospice services, or if you would like to volunteer or make a contribution, please call Morgantown Hospice at (304) 285-2777.