Hospice services include: a registered nurse who acts as case manager, a social worker, chaplain, home health aide, hospice physician, and non-medical trained volunteers. Hospice cares for the patient and their family and significant others who would benefit from support (for example, the nursing home staff, patient’s friend or roommate, etc.).  Hospice nurses are available on-call for the patient and family members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hospice is responsible for the cost of providing treatment related to the patient’s terminal medical condition.  This includes medications, medical supplies, transport and medical services rendered. All supplies and equipment ordered for a patient must be ordered through the hospice. Hospice also provides bereavement services to the patient’s family for up to 13 months following the death of the patient, based on the family’s needs.