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Understanding Hospice Care: 10 Facts You Need to Know

Hospice care is a compassionate approach to end-of-life care, focusing on providing comfort, dignity, and support to patients and their families during one of life's most challenging times.

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Hospice Care is offered wherever the patient calls home.

Ten facts about Wings Over Texas Hospice care:

  1. Comprehensive Care: We offer comprehensive hospice care that addresses the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social needs of patients. This approach ensures that every aspect of a patient's well-being is considered and supported.

  2. Pain and Symptom Management: A primary goal of the hospice care plan is to alleviate pain and manage symptoms effectively. Our skilled hospice care professionals work tirelessly to ensure patients experience the highest possible quality of life, and ease discomfort as much as possible.

  3. Interdisciplinary Team: Wings Over Texas Hospice care is delivered by a diverse team of hospice care professionals, including doctors, nurses, hospice nurse aides, social workers, and chaplains. Our interdisciplinary team collaborates to create and implement a personalized care plan for each patient.

  4. Home-Based Care: While hospice services can be provided in various settings, the majority of hospice care takes place in the patient's home or long-term living facility. This allows patient to remain in familiar surroundings, surrounded by loved ones, which can be deeply comforting.

  5. Family Support: Hospice care extends beyond the patient, offering substantial support to family members. This includes counseling, respite care, and assistance with practical matters, helping families navigate this difficult period with more ease and less stress.

  6. Focus on Quality of Life: Unlike curative treatments, hospice care focuses on enhancing the quality of life rather than prolonging it. The emphasis is placed on comfort, dignity, and enjoying meaningful moments.

  7. Eligibility and Timing: Hospice care is typically available to patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and have a prognosis of six months or less if the disease follows its usual course. However, patients may receive hospice care for longer. Receiving hospice care earlier can significantly benefit both patients and their families.

  8. Bereavement Support: Hospice care includes bereavement support for family members, both before and after the patient's passing. Support continues for 13 months after the patient's passing to help loved one's cope with their loss.

  9. Medicare and Insurance Coverage: Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans. This ensures that financial concerns do not prevent families from accessing the compassionate hospice care they need.

  10. Volunteer Contributions: Volunteers play a vital role in hospice care, offering companionship, respite for caregivers, and assistance with daily tasks. Their dedication and kindness add an invaluable layer of support to the hospice experience.

Wings Over Texas Hospice Care embraces life's final chapter with dignity, comfort, and compassion. Our team is dedicated to serving others with honor and kindness. It stands as a declaration of the deep recognition that each moment of life is valuable, ensuring that no individual should confront their last days without support and care.

If you have questions and would like to talk to a Wings Over Texas Hospice professional, you can reach out at any time. Our kindhearted team members are available 24/7.

Give us a call: 817-774-9154

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