Our Team

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At Concordia Visiting Nurses we make it a point to hire individuals who not only meet high professional standards, but who are also gentle and compassionate. They all have special training for working with the seriously ill and understand that our care extends beyond the client to his or her family members as well.

Caring for the seriously ill involves more than just the physical aspect. We recognize that this is a time of deep emotional and spiritual significance for everyone involved. Therefore, we work as a team, with a medical staff, social workers, and chaplains. Everyone contributes their expertise so we can deliver a plan of care that is responsive to the needs of each individual and his or her family.

Our Medical Directors

Our patients remain under the care of their primary physician and any specialists they have been seeing. In addition, they have the benefit of our medical directors.

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Our Nurses

Our patients receive periodic home visits from a nurse. Our nurses learn about your concerns and are quick to respond to questions and symptoms. We even have a nurse on call by telephone 24 hours a day.

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Our Nurses' Aides

There’s nothing like a bath or shower to boost one’s sense of wellbeing! Our nurses’ aides come to the home of hospice patients. Even if your loved one is unable to leave the bed, they will give him or her a sponge bath, shampoo, shave, help with makeup, put on fresh clothes, change the sheets, etc. Their cheerful presence often provides relief for family caregivers as well as for the patient.

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Our Social Worker

Finding resources
Part of our team approach includes the services of a licensed social worker. Social workers are especially knowledgeable about insurance, financial aid programs, and other community services that can prove invaluable when caring for a seriously ill family member.

Emotional support
In addition, they have training to help you, your loved one, or other family members cope with difficult emotional issues that often come up in the context of serious illness.

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Our Spiritual Support Staff

Many people experience a crisis of faith during the course of a serious illness. Even family members find themselves facing tough ethical and spiritual questions. Our Spiritual Care Counselors are especially skilled at helping people look within and find their own answers.

Spiritual not religious
Spiritual Care Counselors do not push any one religion. They simply have experience helping people find their own sense of meaning and purpose in a situation that may bring up strong feelings and challenge deeply held beliefs.

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Our Telephone Staff

If you call during the day you will likely talk to our knowledgeable receptionist. The receptionist will route you to the specialist in the office best able to address your question or problem. You may talk with our Palliative Care Manager who has special training in assessing the needs of families and matching them to the capabilities of our interdisciplinary team.

After hours nurse
If you call after hours, you may be connected to our on-call nurse who is available to answer your questions and make suggestions to help you immediately address the issue at hand.

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