Life is a unique journey made up of individual and significant moments. Each of those moments are precious and you are the curator of them all. When you find yourself, or a loved one, nearing the end of the journey, we are here to provide more care and services so you can live your life fully.

We focus on quality of life, taking time to understand you and your loved ones’ specific needs to support you through the last stages of life with dignity, grace, strength, and comfort.

Consumer Direct Care Network provides Hospice to people facing life limiting illness in Missoula and Ravalli counties of Montana. If you are uncertain which type of care you need, our veteran team of professionals can expertly assist you in choosing the appropriate level of care.

 

Hospice provides you and your loved ones the freedom to live every day of life.

As unique as you are
Our services complement how you view life, in your own unique manner.  Hospice provides a special type of attention supporting the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your care. With the expert care of our hospice team, our patients see improvement in their quality of life and a longer life expectancy.

Understanding Hospice Care
Hospice is one of the most misunderstood Medicare benefits. Hospice care is paid for by Medicare and Medicaid in Montana, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and most private insurance plans. We are here to help you navigate the hospice process.

Our Services

Nurse Case Management (RN)
The hospice nurse coordinates care with the hospice team and the primary care provider.  Hospice nurse ensures all aspects of the patient’s pain and symptoms are being well-managed by collaborating closely with the patient and their primary care physician, and by educating the patient and family on the medications and treatments being provided.

Medical Social Worker (MSW)
The social worker provides emotional support, counseling, and guidance to you and your family in coping with stress related to the illness.

Chaplain
Hospice spiritual care is based on a high respect for both you and your families’ personal faith and belief.

Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA)
The hospice CNA services are provided under the supervision of a registered nurse. The CNA assists you with personal needs on a part-time basis, which can include, but is not limited to, assistance with bathing, hair care, shaving, skin care, and light housekeeping.

Music Thanatology
Music-thanatology serves as a highly effective intervention in the care of hospice patients providing prescriptively delivered harp and vocal music in order to address physiological, emotional and spiritual suffering and healing at the end of life.

Bereavement program
Our medical social worker’s and chaplain are available to assist families with anticipatory grief and offer 13 months of bereavement support after the death of their loved one. While one individual is identified as the primary contact with the family, all members of the family are eligible to receive bereavement services.

Volunteers
Trained volunteers are a vital part of the hospice team and are trained to provide support to you and your family.

Bereavement program
Our medical social worker and chaplain are available to assist families with anticipatory grief and offer 13 months of bereavement support after the death of their loved one. While one individual is identified as the primary contact with the family, all members of the family are eligible to receive bereavement services.