Personalized Services and Programs Offered by AMAVI:
- Physician Services:
To ensure qualified medical direction and consultation for the delivery of hospice services and
- Hospice Nursing Care (RN, LVN):
To ease physical and psychological symptoms and initiate communication with the
interdisciplinary group to establish the plan of care.
- Registered Nurse (RN):
To plan, organize, and direct hospice care.
- Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
To provide direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse.
- Hospice Aids:
To assist with the personal hygiene, ambulation, exercise, and medications that are ordinarily
- 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 and legal
- 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 of
the loved one.
- Volunteer Services:
To provide personal care or emotional support and practical assistance which enhance the
comfort and quality of life for patients and family/caregivers.
- Rehabilitative Services (Physical & Occupational Therapy):
To help patient achieve and maintain his/her optimal level of functioning, self care, and
- Speech Therapy Services (Speech Therapist):
To test and recommend mechanisms which focus on such interventions as alternative methods
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
- Continuous Care Services:
A short term intervention for a medical crisis like uncontrolled, severe symptoms.
- Inpatient Services:
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
- 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.