The Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Houston Hospice, we are very pleased to announce that Linda and Jerry Fields are the recipients of this year's Laura Lee Blanton Community Spirit Award. Linda and Jerry are native Texans who have tirelessly devoted their energy and resources to philanthropic causes throughout our community. Read more.
Wherever Home Is To You
Houston Hospice is different because we are a nonprofit organization. With no profits to worry about, our only focus is compassionate care for patients and their families. We make every effort to help our patients stay wherever they call home — be it an apartment, a house, an assisted living facility, or a skilled nursing home. If inpatient care is needed, services are provided in our beautiful and homey Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center located in the Texas Medical Center.
Hospice Care, sometimes referred to as "comfort care," offers respectful physical, social and spiritual support. Hospice comfort care is not just for 'final days' but is available for six months or more as needed. Our care is holistic, upholding that all aspects of people's needs including psychological, physical, spiritual and social are taken into account and seen as a whole. Care teams are available to patients and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are comprised of specially-trained health care professionals. Teams are made up of a physician, nurse, social worker, chaplain, hospice aide and volunteer.
"When speaking with my terminally ill patients and their families about hospice options, I recommend Houston Hospice. I've known so many people who work there and I have the utmost confidence in them. It is clear to me that Houston Hospice truly advocates for the patient. All the people who work for Houston Hospice — the doctors, nurses, aides, volunteers, social workers — are angels."
—Dr. Sarah Selleck, Baylor College of Medicine, Internist and Geriatrician
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