Causes: Human Services
Mission: To provide administrative support of its wholly owned subsidiary agencies whose mission is to enable well-being through patient and family driven care, professional support services and life-enhancing education. (continued in schedule o)
Programs: The direct hospice core support services fulfill the medical services and admissions requirements into hospice care. Our medical team of physicians provides their expertise in symptom management and comfort care. Physicians are an integral part of the hospice team. The physicians and members of the admissions team educate residents about hospice care and evaluate their medical eligibility to initiate care. Our community outreach requires continuously educating physicians and residents in martin and st. Lucie counties about how to access hospice services.
treasure health grief support services (tchgs) provides grief counseling and support to hospice patients, their families and anyone that has experienced a death in martin and st. Lucie counties. The counseling service staff are master-level prepared clinicians who are licensed by the state of florida to provide counseling. Services are provided to adults and children in our offices, patient family homes, schools and community agencies. We break down our services to: 1) bereaved individuals/families of patients that have received hospice care; 2896 individuals received standard bereavement services (newsletters, phone calls). We provided support to 504 adults and children whose loved one died on hospice care through individual, group, or family counseling. 2) a community individual whose loved one did not die under hospice care; we provided counseling to 539 adults and children. 3) crisis response and education is provided throughout our service area. We provide services when there has been a tragedy or a crisis in our community. There were 2026 individuals (adults and children) that received crisis counseling.
treasure coast palliative care (tcpc) is a program which provides consultative palliative care services to patients with serious illness who fail to meet eligibility guidelines for hospice or who do not choose hospice care. Services provided include the expert management of pain and other symptoms, clarification of goals of care, establishing advanced directives and discussing treatment options and their expected outcomes. Palliative care consultation services are provided by a specialized team comprised of a physician and advanced nurse practitioners. These services are currently available at twelve local skilled nursing facilities, seven local assisted living facilities and four area hospitals with follow up visits also provided in the home . The palliative care team provided 4,247 palliative care visits to 1,332 unique patients in martin and st. Lucie counties.