|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 all walks of life. Houston's oldest, largest, independent hospice, we are proud to be a 501 (c) (3) organization that is community-based, community-supported and not for profit. This independence allows us to react quickly to community needs and incorporate new 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 currently serve a multi-county area in Texas that has grown far beyond Harris County to include all or parts of Harris, Waller, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Wharton, Matagorda, Austin, Colorado, Brazoria and Jackson counties.
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. 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 ardent advocates for children's rights to grieve and to have their lives celebrated as full and complete. Patients and their families have the ability to be specific about their wishes.
Houston Hospice utilizes a team-oriented approach to medical care, pain management, emotional and spiritual support which is tailored to each patient’s unique situation. Concurrently, we offer educated counsel, compassionate support and bereavement counseling to help each patient's loved ones and family members better understand and cope with their loss.
Houston Hospice is in network providers for most insurance companies and is licensed by Medicare and Medicaid. Furthermore, the agency never denies treatment based on a patient's ability to pay for services.
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 by Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP). The Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) is an independent non-profit accrediting body which 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.
Through the efforts of a specially trained and highly skilled interdisciplinary team of health care professionals and volunteers , Houston Hospice patients and their families are guided through the process of illness, by receiving clinical care, psychosocial support, spiritual guidance and volunteer assistance.