Palliative Home Care Staff


BJC Hospice Palliative staff members include:
  • Registered nurses to assess needs, educate the patient and family, and coordinate care with the team and attending physician
  • Certified home health aides to assist with personal care for the patient and teach the family caregiving skills
  • Medical social workers to connect the family with resources in the community and provide emotional support and guidance
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapists to work with the patient on strength, endurance and safety issues; provide and assessment of the home environment; and provide education for the patient and family
What makes our staff unique?
  • Years of experience in oncology and home health
  • Understanding of treatment of serious illnesses
  • Technical infusion and assessment skills
  • Experience in pain and symptom management
  • Ability to care for the patient and family as a unit
  • Skills in case management and coordination of care
  • Sensitivity to the emotional and spiritual needs of the patient
  • Commitment to promoting continuity of care
  • Ability to help the patient access all areas of home care