Local Healthcare Provider Launches First-of-Its-Kind Palliative Care Program in Waco

September 12, 2023

A recent study from the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management found that two-thirds of patients living with a serious illness who could benefit from palliative care don’t get it. But, a local not-for-profit healthcare provider is working to change that for Waco patients and their families. Community Healthcare of Texas announced today the launch… Read More

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

Community Healthcare of Texas Launches Palliative Care Program

April 24, 2023

Community Healthcare of Texas, the state’s largest not-for-profit provider of end-of-life care services, is now offering in-home palliative care for patients across North Texas. “Several years ago, we began looking at how to expand our existing services to meet the growing needs of our community,” explained Becky Shumake, Senior Director of Palliative Care at Community… 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

Community Healthcare of Texas Recognizes National Grief Awareness Day

August 29, 2022

FORT WORTH, TX, August 29, 2022 – National Grief Awareness Day on August 30 is dedicated to raising awareness of how individuals process grief. It’s also an opportunity to highlight the resources available to those who have experienced a loss and it serves as a reminder for us to support people we know who are… Read More

Patients for Profit: How Private Equity Hijacked Health Care

August 22, 2022

Hospices Have Become Big Business for Private Equity Firms, Raising Concerns About End-of-Life Care by Markian Hawryluk   Hospice care, once provided primarily by nonprofit agencies, has seen a remarkable shift over the past decade, with more than two-thirds of hospices nationwide now operating as for-profit entities. The ability to turn a quick profit in… 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