Home Care and Hospice

Baptist Trinity Home Care

Baptist Trinity Home Care provides compassionate, quality services by skilled professionals under the direction of a patient's physician. Medicare, TennCare, private insurance or private pay are accepted for these services. Newly diagnosed patients, patients with cancer-related emergencies who require skilled observation and assessment and patients in the advanced stages of cancer who do not choose hospice often need home care services.

Skilled Nursing Services

Include teaching and training activities regarding:

  • Disease process
  • Medications, such as chemotherapeutic agents and analgesics
  • Nutrition guidelines for patients undergoing radiation/chemotherapy
  • Nutrition for patients with cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus or gastrointestinal areas
  • Interventions for side effects of treatment
  • Prevention of infection
  • Care of terminally ill or bed-ridden patients
  • Patients on chemotherapy
  • Reactions and side effects of treatment
  • Patients' physical and psycho-social status
  • Assessment and referral for environmental resources
  • Pain management

Nursing Skills

  • Administering chemotherapeutic agents and analgesics
  • Drawing blood for lab tests
  • Care of devices designed to deliver IV fluids, blood products and other solutions through the vascular system
  • Wound/skin care

Therapy services include strengthening, training to normalize walking patterns, helping to move patients from one area to another and caregiver education regarding positioning bed-bound patients, how to move patients from one area to another and performing activities of daily living. Learn more about our rehabilitation services for our cancer patients.

Baptist Trinity Home Care & Hospice offers a bridge program to transfer terminally ill patients from home health care to hospice care. Coordinating the transition from restorative care to palliative care provides the appropriate use of interdisciplinary resources to meet the needs of terminally ill patients.

Hospice

Baptist Trinity Hospice

Baptist Trinity Hospice believes human life is to be honored. We recognize there may come a time when you and your family must make difficult health care decisions. By choosing hospice care, you have made the courageous decision to no longer seek curative care for your illness. Hospice will offer you an alternative to curative care by aggressively treating pain and symptoms associated with terminal illness. It is our obligation to ensure the highest quality of life possible for you and your loved ones. The interdisciplinary team is guided by a patient's attending physician and our medical director to ensure a palliative care regimen and plan of care. The team includes a medical director, registered nurse, social worker, certified nursing assistant, bereavement counselor, chaplain and volunteer coordinator. Our goal is to maintain a supportive care environment for terminally ill patients in their homes—where they can spend their last days surrounded by family and friends. An active volunteer program exists at Baptist Trinity Hospice. Volunteers greatly enhance the terminal care environment by providing companionship, running errands, writing letters and doing a variety of things, including making calls offering support, just to name a few. Additionally, during a patient's active terminal care, our team members are trained to anticipate grief needs. Bereavement care and grief support continue after the patient's death for a minimum of one year for family and friends.

Baptist Trinity Hospice provides care to patients, and their families/caregivers, who are in the final stages of a serious illness. Services include a home hospice program, a five-bed inpatient hospice unit located at Baptist Memphis, Baptist Trinity Hospice House and the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief.

To meet the need in our community, the Baptist Trinity Hospice House opened in December 2010. The first residential hospice in Memphis and the Mid-South, the Hospice House offers a beautiful and tranquil setting on the campus of Baptist Collierville. The house includes a chapel, family den, Internet café and 24 private patient rooms overlooking beautiful gardens. The Center for Good Grief, located next to the Hospice House, employs social workers specifically trained in grief counseling. The grief center provides free bereavement services to the community for children, teens and adults.

Hospice Team

An interdisciplinary team of physicians, a nurse practitioner, nurses, certified nursing assistants, medical social workers, chaplains, trained hospice volunteers and trained grief counselors serves Baptist Trinity Hospice patients. Patient services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

On-site/Off-site Coverage

Baptist Trinity Hospice staff delivers care to patients and families in the home, the Hospice House residence, nursing homes and an inpatient hospice setting. Grief and bereavement counseling is delivered in these same settings and at the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief.

Hospice House Services

  • Aggressive pain and symptom management
  • Emotional and spiritual support for patient and family/caregivers
  • Grief counseling and bereavement support
  • Community support, including a memorial service for hospice families, adult grief support groups, a parent grief support group, five Kaleidoscope workshops (these focus on different grief topics), three camp programs, and individual grief support to children, teens and adults
  • Educational offerings for advance care planning, grief and bereavement, and palliative care