Your Hospice Team

Hospice can begin when you need us. We can respond to visit you and your loved one most often within 24 hours, but sooner if needed. We will answer all your questions, explain hospice and talk to you about what to expect. No one has to be alone or in pain on this journey.

For many of our staff, working with hospice patients is more than just a job – it is a calling.

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Team Roles

Medical Director & Nurse Practitioner

Our Medical Director and Nurse Practitioner oversee the care, and reviews the ordering of medications and equipment for your patient’s comfort. A patient’s personal physician can choose to manage hospice care or even co-manage with our Medical Director and Nurse Practitioner for physician needs. Or, if their physician prefers, our Medical Director and Nurse Practitioner can handle all physician needs.

Nurses

Our nurses are specially-trained for end-of-life care and are hospice certified. Each patient has a primary nurse overseeing their care and making visits to ensure their emotional, medical and personal needs are met at a level that provides the highest quality of life for them and their families.

Hospice Aides

Our aides are available to assist with personal care needs including bathing, dressing, grooming, meals and much more. They are trained to work with your patient and their family wherever they call “home” – their personal home, an assisted living facility, or a nursing home.

Chaplain

Our chaplain is available for your patient and their family for any questions, concerns or spiritual needs. Our bereavement program can include phone calls, visits, grief support meetings, Grief Matters newsletter, invitations to memorials and community outreach.

Social Workers

Our social workers are the main resource in a variety of situations like insurance questions, veteran’s benefits, advanced directives, etc. Social workers also help families process the experience and can lend support so the quality of life for the patient is on the forefront.

Volunteers

All of our volunteers have special end-of-life training. We also coordinate the volunteers to a patient based on their unique talents to ensure enjoyable visits.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy has several benefits and is customized to the individual. It helps a person manage pain and symptoms, promotes relaxation, supports spirituality, stimulates long-term memories, assists in communicating when words are difficult and helps orient when confused. Our music therapist works with patients and families to tailor each session to meet their unique needs.

Massage

Massage Therapy is a unique service offered that can provide comfort, relaxation and pain control. Massage in hospice is centered around the individual and great care is given to the understanding of both their social and physical needs. Touch is an important aspect of our human experience. Our therapist is trained to work with hospice patients and their individual needs.

Our Team

John Person

John Person, J.D.

Executive Director

Andi Earl

Andi Earl, MBA

Director of Operations

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Kellie Kent, RN

Clinical Supervisor

Dr. James LaBerge

James LaBerge, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Sheila Gendich

Sheila Gendich, M.D.

Associate Medical Director

LTC. Julie Coenen

Julie Coenen, LTC (retired), MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

All Staff

Kris

Kris

Chaplain

Sue

Sue, RN

Stoneleigh Residence

Jessica

Jessica, RN

Hospice Nurse

Verna

Verna, RN

Hospice Nurse

Deb

Deb, RN

Intake and Triage Nurse

Shelly

Shelly

Billing Specialist

Ginny-Caldwell

Ginny

Music Therapist

Sue

Sue

Hospice Aide

Cindy

Cindy, BSN

Hospice Nurse

Cindy-E

Cindy, RN

On-Call Nurse

Heather

Heather

Community Relations & Marketing

Nancy

Nancy

Fund Development Coordinator

Kathy

Kathy

Community Relations & Marketing

Kelly

Kelly

Hospice Aide

Moushumi

Moushumi

Dietitian

Megan

Megan

Hospice Aide

Kelly-Perry

Kelly, LLMSW

Social Worker

Karly-R

Karly, LLMSW

Social Worker

Lesa

Lesa

Facilities, Human Resources & Payroll

Heather-Stacey

Heather, RN

Case Manager

Heather-Vida

Heather, CFRE

Director of Fund Development

Ashley

Ashley

Hospice Aide

Ginger

Ginger

Massage Therapist

Tracie-Y

Tracie, BA, CTRS

Volunteer Coordinator