Seniors Blue Book Pittsburgh welcomes Brendan Kelley of Commonwealth Hospice


Commonwealth Hospice

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Aug 08, 2022


Pennsylvania - Greater Pittsburgh Area

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SBB University welcomes our NEW Partner, Brendan Kelley, Director of Community Outreach with Commonwealth Hospice! Brendan has over 15 years of experience in the hospice industry. The mission and goal at Commonwealth Hospice is to help patients and their families have a positive experience with their entire care team. Brendan explains the benefits of working with a smaller hospice agency which includes communication and response time. Commonwealth Hospice has a patient ratio of 2:1 and their only goal is to provide unparalleled care for their patients, their families, and to support the facilities where many of their patients reside.
For more information, call 412-489-5893.

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Commonwealth Hospice

Hospice 4955 Steubenville Pike Ste 125, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15205

At Commonwealth Hospice, your well-being is our number one priority. We recognize you have many choices available for a hospice provider, and our goal is to provide a team of healthcare professionals that will fill these days with care, compassion, and support. Our experienced team is committed to giving our clients the care they want, while offering guidance through some of life's most challenging circumstances. We strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our patients, families, and the communities we serve.  We invite you to find out more about our hospice program, our staff, and what makes Commonwealth Hospice a preferred provider.Experience matters. The leadership group at Commonwealth has decades of experience. We've seen what works and, more importantly, what could be done better. All of us have personally experienced hospice with a loved one, so we know what you're going through. Quality over quantity. Commonwealth is not a large, profit-driven healthcare network that treats people like numbers. We are smaller, local, and our only goal is to provide unparalleled care for our patients, their families and to support the facilities where many of our patients reside. Commitment to caregiver and family support. Being the primary caregiver to a family member on hospice is difficult. It is natural to experience self-doubt, anxiety and worry, in addition to the tremendous sadness associated with the impending loss of someone dear to you. At Commonwealth, we understand the challenges primary caregivers and other family members face, and have made it our mission to provide the best possible support and education. Our nurses and aides will take the time to sit with you, craft a comprehensive care plan, and make sure you have a full and complete understanding of what to expect. We'll discuss medications, any equipment that may be, or may become, necessary, as well as likely disease progressions so you are as prepared as possible for the road ahead. Should something come up between regular visits, staff are available 24 hours a day. Caregiver, facility and community education. Commonwealth has a dedicated Education Department to support primary caregivers and families, and to provide Pennsylvania Department of Human Services approved in-services for staff in facilities where our patients reside. Trainings cover a variety of topics, including infection control and proper transfer techniques, as well as First Aid/CPR, and medication administration. We also offer 'virtual dementia' training, designed to help us all better understand the struggles and challenges experienced by people suffering from dementia. Our goal is to support and educate our patients' caregivers in every way we can, whether that caregiver is an aide in a facility or a family member in the home.