Understanding the Medicare Hospice Benefit

July 28, 2023

The Medicare hospice benefit, initiated in 1983, is covered under Medicare Part A (hospital insurance). Medicare beneficiaries who choose hospice care receive a full scope of medical and support services for their life-limiting illness. Hospice care also supports the family and loved ones of the person through a variety of services. More than 90% of… Read More

How to Support Grieving Children & Teens After a Death

July 24, 2023

When a death occurs, it can be hard to know how to help children cope with heartache, especially when you are working through your own grief. Our grief care specialists offer these suggestions on how to comfort and support grieving children and teens as they encounter difficult and confusing feelings.  Grief is a natural, normal,… Read More

The Art of Hospice Nursing

May 17, 2023

For Mary Fyfe, a Community Healthcare of Texas Admissions Nurse and gifted portrait artist, nursing and art have a lot in common.  How do you incorporate your art into your everyday life? It’s almost like a form of self-care. Art is a different way of thinking. It exercises a different part of my brain, and… Read More

Meet Chief Medical Officer – Dr. David Capper

March 30, 2023

At Community Healthcare of Texas, our physicians are essential members of a patient’s care team. They provide guidance and medical oversight in caring for patients with a life-limiting disease. Earlier this year, Dr. David Capper was named our new Chief Medical Officer, and he is already making an impact in the lives of our patients and their… Read More

Remembering Russ Willsey: Devoted Volunteer and Friend

January 31, 2023

Contributed by Sonya Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator  When I first met Russ Willsey thirteen years ago, it didn’t take long to realize he was a man of integrity, compassion, and fortitude. Shortly after he began his volunteer training with Community Healthcare of Texas – Providence Hospice in 2010, I knew Russ was destined to impact the… Read More

What You Need to Know About This Year’s New Retirement Laws

January 10, 2023

A new year has brought more than just resolutions. It’s brought new laws and other changes that may affect your giving decisions. And with any economic change, you may be looking at your finances and wondering how you will be impacted. The new laws include retirement changes, known collectively as “Secure 2.0,” that may affect… Read More

So Long, 2022! Celebrate With These 5 Tax Savings

December 12, 2022

As you get ready to toast the new year, consider these five smart ways to wrap up 2022 on a financial high note. Not only can you save on your taxes, but you can also make a huge impact at Community Healthcare of Texas. 1. Contribute appreciated stock instead of cash If you have owned… Read More

How to Support a Friend Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

October 18, 2022

Finding out a friend has been diagnosed with breast cancer can be shocking. But according to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer among American women after skin cancer. While advances have been made in treating breast cancer, your friend may still have a long and unexpected journey ahead of… Read More

Before You Give: 4 Questions to Ask

August 8, 2022

Planned giving is often thought of as only an option for the wealthy or for older generations. The truth is, planned giving applies to all of us. No matter your stage in life, planned giving is an opportunity to leave a legacy for generations to come. Through planned giving, you have the ability to contribute stocks, bonds,… Read More

Volunteer Spotlight – Roy Walker

August 5, 2022

Volunteers are the heart of our organization, and Roy Walker is no exception. He has volunteered with Community Healthcare of Texas since 2013 and he is incredibly generous with his time and his talents. Roy even recruits his family and friends to support our patients when needed. Our care team recently had a special request for… Read More