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Hospice Community Care | Richmond, VA
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Registered Nurse (RN's) Hospice Community Care is interviewing for Registered Nurse positions with very flexible hours to join our growing team in providing quality patient-centered care for Richmond and the surrounding area. Volunteer opportunities always available. Hospice Community Care recognizes the value of patient centered care and is looking for the right people to join our special team. 

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About Hospice Community Care

Hospice is an international movement to provide home care for the terminally ill. It first came to the United States in the 1970s from England. Hospice care combines the most current methods to control pain and symptoms with a view that dying is a natural process in which family, friends and caregivers are intimately involved. Who is Hospice & Community Care? Hospice & Community Care is a not-for-profit organization that provides a comprehensive range of services for terminally-ill patients and their families. The goal of Hospice is to help patients and their families cope with the challenges of a dying family member within a loving compassionate setting at home or other appropriate setting. Headquartered in Rock Hill since 1985, Hospice serves residents in a six-county area including York, Chester, Lancaster, Union, Fairfield and Cherokee Counties. The agency is governed by a 15-member board of directors and has a hospice staff of 70 and over 200 volunteers. Are all hospices the same? No. Hospice is a medical specialty like pediatrics, geriatrics, oncology, etc. Each hospice is a different company. All hospices have the same general philosophy, but their services may differ. Some hospices are for-profit corporations, while others like Hospice & Community Care are not-for-profit organizations. In South Carolina, it is your right to request the hospice of your choice if more than one hospice serves your area. How is Hospice & Community Care funded? Up to 95 percent of Hospice & Community Care's revenue comes from Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement based on days of care provided to patients. Hospice also receives funding through the United Way, fundraising activities, donations, gifts and memorials. When is it time for Hospice care? It is time when the patient and their physician have decided that nothing more of a curative nature can be done to change the course of the disease. Hospice services are most effective if there is time to get acquainted with the patient and family before the situation becomes critical. Hospice works with the family members to show them how to care for their loved ones. We also help them deal with their own feelings and show them how to cope with stress associated with caring for someone with a terminal illness. Who can make a referral for Hospice care? A referral can be made to Hospice by a patient's physician, clergy or family member by simply calling the Hospice office. Does Hospice & Community Care deal only with cancer patients? No. In fact last year over 45% of the people cared for under Hospice & Community Care were diagnosed with something other than cancer. Hospice provides cares for persons of any age with any terminal illness who meets admission criteria. These illness include, but are not limited to, end stage heart disease, liver disease, ALS, stroke, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia, AIDS/HIV, renal disease, Failure to Thrive, as well as cancer.