Personalized Services and Programs Offered by AMAVI:

  • Physician Services: To ensure qualified medical direction and consultation for the delivery of hospice services and programs.
  • Hospice Nursing Care (RN, LVN): To ease physical and psychological symptoms and initiate communication with the interdisciplinary group to establish the plan of care.
  • RN: To plan, organize and directs hospice care.
  • LVN: To provide direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse.
  • Hospice Aids: To assist with personal hygiene, ambulation and exercise, medications that are ordinarily self-administered.
  • Psychological Services (Medical Social Worker): To assess emotional factors related to terminal illness. Patient and family / caregiver counseling around issues of death, dying and grief.
  • Financial and Community Resource Referrals: To assist with financial planning, including transfer of responsibilities regarding fiscal, legal decisions.
  • Spiritual Care Counseling Service (Hospice Chaplain): To conduct religious services of prayer, worship and rituals for patient and family as requested.
  • Bereavement Services: To provide supportive counseling to the patient and family / caregiver prior and after the death.
  • Volunteer Services (Volunteers): To provide personal care or emotional support and practical assistance which enhance the comfort and quality of life for patients and families / caregivers.
  • Rehabilitative Services: To help patient achieve and maintain his / her optimal level of functioning, self care and indepedence. (PT, OT)
  • Speech Therapy Services (Speech Therapist): To test, recommend mechanism which focus on such interventions as alternative method of communication / speech and swallowing exercises to help with nutrition.
  • Nutritional Services (Registered Dietitian): To ensure that appropriate nutritional care and consultation is provided to hospice patients and families / caregivers.
  • Continuous Care Services: A short term intervention for a medical crisis like uncontrolled, severe symptoms.
  • Inpatient Services (General Inpatient): For symptom management and/or pain control that cannot be managed in the home setting.
  • Respite Care: “Respite Care” means rest or relief. A gift of time for rest given by professionals to the family / caregivers.
  • Pharmacy Services: To ensure that pharmacy services are available 24 hours per day.
  • Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies: To ensure that equipment and supplies are provided for hospice patients based on assessed health care needs.
  • Transportation Services: To make arrangements for non-emergency medical transportation services via ambulance or wheelchair van when the patient’s medical and physical condition is such that transport by means of public or private conveyance is medically contraindicated.