Compassionate Hospice Care in Richardson with a giving a heart
This can be a challenging and emotional time. Our compassionate medical staff delivers medical equipment and supplies and administers pain relief if necessary. Attuned to family dynamics, our social workers and chaplains provide loving care to every member of the family.
Hospice offers hope for a soothing and peaceful atmosphere for the end-of-life experience. Our hospice nurses take care of the medical and physical tasks, freeing you and your loved ones to focus on spending quality time together.
Comfort and relief
• Licensed Physician and Registered Nurses administer medical services
• In-home labs and X-rays
• Prescription refills delivered 24/7
• Hospital beds and wheelchairs
• 24-hour professional pain and symptom management
• Bathing, dressing, makeup and hair
• Order and cleanliness of home or room
• Incontinent supplies and bed pads
• Family support from medical social workers
• Spiritual guidance and support from clergy or Chaplain
• Grief and bereavement counseling
• Last rites or rituals
In Home Visits
Schedule recurring visits within your own home to complete daily tasks
Five days of hospice care for caregivers who need a break
24-hour round the clock personal care and health monitoring
MSW & Chaplain
Bereavement counseling and spiritual support for you and your family
What Diagnoses Qualify for Hospice Care?
In the United States, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) determines the criteria for eligibility to be admitted to a hospice care program.
Many factors are considered when determining whether a patient qualifies for this type of care, and the criteria are considered as guidelines, not inflexible laws.
Some of these criteria are directly related to the patient’s diagnosis, and others are not. The final determination of whether a patient will begin hospice care is made by the patient’s physician, with the agreement of the patient and family.
Most Asked Questions About Free Hospice Care
Hospices can provide care for anyone with a terminal illness, sometimes from the time they receive a terminal diagnosis. Hospice care is free, so you don't have to pay for it. ... And some hospices will offer you care in your home. Hospices can also offer you social, practical, emotional and spiritual support.
Patients must meet two qualifications for Hospice: Two physicians, the attending physician and the hospice medical director must certify the patient is terminally ill, with a six-month or less life expectancy if the diagnosed disease progresses at its normal rate.
There are many types of illnesses that can render a person in need of Dallas and surrounding area hospice care. Some of these illnesses are:
- Heart failure
- Chronic lung problems
- Kidney Disease
- Neurological conditions like Parkinson's disease
- Last stages of Alzheimer's and similar conditions
- Other serious, terminal illnesses
Hospice is comfort care without curative intent; the patient no longer has curative options or has chosen not to pursue treatment because the side effects outweigh the benefits. Palliative care is comfort care with or without curative intent.