|Founded in 1980, Houston Hospice has evolved from an alternative, grass roots concept to a leader in hospice care for people of all ages and walks of life. Houston's oldest, largest, independent hospice, we are proud to be a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that is community-based and community-supported. This independence allows us to react quickly to community needs, and incorporate the latest innovations in hospice care. Thanks to the generous, unwavering support of our corporate and private sponsors, we continue to serve Texans from all socio-economic groups irrespective of a person's ethnicity, beliefs or ability to pay. |
Headquartered in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Hospice's service area is covered through four strategically located offices to meet the needs of our area's burgeoning population. We serve a multi-county area in Texas that includes all or parts of Harris, Waller, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Wharton, Matagorda, Austin, Colorado, Brazoria and Jackson counties.
We believe no one should live in pain or in fear of being alone. We believe everyone deserves to be treated as a unique individual, not just a patient. We are advocates for children's rights to grieve and to have their lives celebrated as full and complete. Patients and their families may be specific about their wishes. Our unique brand of hospice care is provided in-home and in residential facilities. In-patient and respite care is provided through the Margaret Cullen Marshall Hospice Care Center located in the Texas Medical Center. Houston Hospice utilizes a team-oriented approach to medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual support tailored to each patient’s unique situation. We offer educated counsel and compassionate support and bereavement counseling to loved ones and family members.
Houston Hospice is an in-network provider for most insurance companies and is licensed by Medicare and Medicaid. Houston Hospice is a member of the Texas Medical Center, Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance and the Texas New Mexico Hospice Organization. Houston Hospice is accredited with the National Institute for Jewish Hospice and by Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc (CHAP). CHAP is an independent, non-profit accrediting body that was established in 1965. CHAP accreditation publicly certifies that an organization has voluntarily met the highest standards of excellence for home and/or community-based health care.
Houston Hospice provides uncompromising, compassionate end-of-life care to patients and families in our community.
The Speakers Bureau of Houston Hospice was formed in 2005 as an extension of our nonprofit outreach mission to serve our neighbors in the Greater Houston area. Through free community education, the Speakers Bureau promotes healthy social engagement for participants on a variety of subjects and addresses inquiries about modern hospice care.
Popular topics include: "Preserving Your Memories," "How to Talk to Your Doctor," "Our Loved Ones Are Not Mind Readers: Making Medical Contingency Plans Before a Crisis," and "Caregivers Deserve Care Too". Our free presentations are often booked months in advance - please contact Martha at 713-677-7116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org right away to schedule a speaker for your group.