How We Help
Hospice care is for any patient facing an end-stage illness, with life expectancy of 6 months or less should the illness run its natural course.
Our services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurers. As a nonprofit, we believe everyone has a right to receive care. We believe the care provided for the family and loved ones is as important as the care of the patient. For children aged 18 and younger who have life-limiting conditions, our Butterfly Program provides unique hospice services.
We focus on caring, not curing, and on relieving pain and other symptoms. Because we believe in a holistic approach, we also provide social, emotional and spiritual support, and our teams are accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Four types of Hospice care are provided as needed:
1. ROUTINE HOME CARE
Intermittent visits by a hospice team member plus 24/7 on-call services to assist in management and care for the patient.
2. CONTINUOUS CRISIS CARE
A minimum of 8 hours of nursing care per day may be provided during periods of symptom crisis in order to maintain the patient at home. Eligibility is reviewed daily, and Routine Home Care is resumed once the symptom crisis is under control.
3. GENERAL INPATIENT CARE
Admission to the Houston Hospice Inpatient Unit or a contracted facility for unrelieved symptoms that cannot be managed in another setting. Eligibility is reviewed daily, and Routine Home Care is resumed once the symptoms are under control.
4. RESPITE CARE
Up to 5 days of care provided at a contracted facility to provide rest for family and caregivers.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Houston Hospice. We had to place my grandmother there and everyone up until her last day treated her with such love and dignity. These are traits you do not see often, especially when people know someone is near the end of their life. If I was ever to have to be in this situation again my loved one would go back here, that is how amazing they are. Thank you to everyone at the facility.KATIE