Have you ever asked yourself, “What are my options?” or “How do I know what decision is right for my family and me?” Managing a serious illness can be overwhelming. But what if you are not ready for Hospice? Community Healthcare of Texas offers the Pathways Program. This bridge program is offered to those with a life-limiting illness, but are not yet eligible for hospice services. Even if you continue to seek curative care, we can help you find and utilize resources in the community, navigate the healthcare system and provide support along the way. Through our Pathways program, we want to empower you to make decisions that meet your goals and wishes.
Pathways is a personalized program that provides guidance, education, and support to anyone facing a serious illness. Issues addressed, and the number of educational sessions varies with the needs of the participant. The Community Healthcare of Texas can assist with:
- Communication – Improve communication with your physician, other medical professionals, and your family to ensure your goals and wishes are fulfilled.
- Defining quality of life – Identify goals and wishes and develop a plan to achieve them.
- Coping strategies – Develop a plan to address goals and wishes.
- Practical issues – Address changes in daily routine that may occur due to the illness.
- Emotional support – Attend to feelings of anger, grief, and sadness.
- Spiritual support – Provide an avenue to reconnect or strengthen spiritual beliefs.
- Advance directives – Offer education and guidance to establish a living will, power of attorney, and other necessary documents.
Having the right information at the right time can improve the quality of your life as you manage a serious illness. Even if you aren’t ready for hospice care, call Community Healthcare of Texas for education, guidance, and support through our Pathways Program.