AseraCare Hospice, located in Austin, Texas, offers a full range of hospice and palliative care services for terminally ill patients, including medical care, nursing care, social worker counseling, volunteer services, spiritual support, physical, occupational and speech therapy, personal care assistance, nutrition counseling and bereavement counseling. AseraCare Hospice Austin serves the Texas counties of Comal, Hays, Travis, Williamson, Milam, Blanco, Llano, Burnet, Lampasas and Bell.Our primary goal is to make each patient comfortable, enabling them to continue an alert, pain-free life and to assure a patientís last days may be spent with dignity, supported by their loved ones and our caring staff.
AseraCare Hospice helps our patients achieve greater independence by providing the care services they need within the comfort of their own homes. From nursing assistance to rehabilitation therapy, AseraCare Home Health offers a full range of home health care services.
Our skilled and experienced staff provides care to patients following joint replacement, surgery, injury, cardiac episodes and major illnesses.
Our hospice program consists of both palliative and supportive services that provide physical, psychological, social and spiritual care for terminally ill persons and their families. It is a comprehensive, medically directed, team-oriented program that accentuates pain control and symptom management for patients who no longer respond to routine aggressive medical care.
Each patient has individual needs, and our team looks at the whole person, not just the physical manifestations of the disease process. It is a comprehensive, medically directed, team-oriented program that accentuates pain control and symptom management for patients who no longer respond to routine aggressive medical care. The focus of hospice care is palliative rather than curative in nature.
If you are confined to the home but need ongoing medical care, our home health staff can design a comprehensive healthcare program to meet your needs. And doctor-prescribed hospice care is a compassionate alternative for terminally ill patients and their families.
When to Contact Hospice
Hospice care begins when a personís terminal illness no longer responds to routine, aggressive medical treatment.
Care can take place in a private home, or it may occur in an assisted living center, a nursing home, a hospital or other long-term care facility. Our common goal is to reduce the stress and pressure on you and your family . . . allowing you to make the most of the time you spend together.
Hospice care is a benefit under Medicare, Medicaid (in some states) and many private insurance companies. As such, the patient or family will see cost savings on certain medications and equipment related to the terminal illness. Regardless of the familyís ability to pay for hospice, no patient is ever denied services because of an inability to pay for them.
This is also a common misconception about hospice care. It is not necessary for hospice patients to have signed a DNR/DNI order prior to admission. The hospice team will continue to educate the patient and/or provide them resources regarding advance directives and end-of-life decisions.
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