Choosing hospice services is a positive step in affirming the value of life. Community Healthcare of Texas has been providing hospice care since 1996 and are collectively the largest provider of not-for-profit hospice services in Texas. With Community Healthcare of Texas, you are not alone in coping with a terminal illness within your family.
Community Healthcare of Texas provides expert medical care for patients as well as emotional and spiritual support for the entire family. Hospice care is for individuals who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness with a prognosis of six months or less. The sooner you contact Community Healthcare of Texas, the more support we can give you.
Our mission is to provide compassionate end-of-life care. The hospice team will develop a plan to meet the unique needs of each patient. Medications, medical equipment and medical supplies are provided to manage the patient’s illness. Our goal is to provide care and support while keeping patients comfortable wherever they call home, where they are surrounded by loved ones.
Family members may call and get information at any time without obligation. Anyone can make a referral to hospice. We will work with your physician to evaluate hospice eligibility. Equipment to enhance comfort such as hospital beds or oxygen is provided. Acute pain or symptoms are identified and a plan for management and prevention is developed.
Levels of Care
Community Healthcare of Texas offers four Levels of Care for hospice patients:
Routine Care – Routine home care is provided per an individualized plan of care, wherever the patient calls home. Supplies, durable medical equipment and medications related to the hospice diagnosis are included.
Respite Care – Respite is short-term inpatient care provided to a patient that allows family members to take a vacation or attend to other family responsibilities. Patients can receive care at one of our many contracted facilities.
Continuous Care – This care is provided by a full-time care team for relief and control of acute pain and symptom crisis wherever the patient calls home.
Inpatient Care – This care is transitional care for acute pain and symptom management and is provided in an inpatient setting.
Community Healthcare of Texas believes that preparing the patient and family for the changes that occur at end of life is important. Your hospice team will provide education and support as needed for:
- Preparation for physical changes that occur
- Tips and advice for comfort care
- How to cope spiritually and emotionally while caring for your loved ones
Emotional and Spiritual Needs
Our team of Nurses, Chaplains, Social Workers and Physicians are always available to respond to your needs. Depending on where each person is on their journey, the hospice team helps with:
- Loss of Hope
- Feeling overwhelmed
Hospice services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurance companies with little or no expense to the patient. Call Community Healthcare of Texas for more information.
Hospice Services Provided by Community Healthcare of Texas
- 24-hour telephone triage support
- Medications related to illness
- Medical supplies and equipment
- Nursing care
- Certified Nursing Aides
- Pastoral counseling
- Child Life Specialist
- Dietary counseling
- Physical, speech and occupational therapy
- Social services
- Bereavement and grief support
- CareFlash – online care community
- Volunteer services
- Light housekeeping in patient care area
- Patient meal preparation
Call Community Healthcare of Texas for more information on Hospice Services and how we can help.