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Both palliative care and hospice care provide comfort. But palliative care can begin at diagnosis, and at the same time as treatment. Hospice care begins after treatment of the disease is stopped and when it is clear that the person is not going to survive the illness. At the center of hospice and palliative care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so.The hospice team provides care to patients in their own home or a home-like setting regardless of the patientís age or ability to pay.
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following cities and their surrounding areas:
Allen, Amarillo, Austin, Buda, Cedar Park
How does Hospice
Typically, a family member serves as the primary caregiver and, when appropriate, helps make decisions for the terminally ill individua. Members of the hospice staff make regular visits to assess the patient and provide additional are or other services. Hospice staff is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The hospice team develops a care plan that meets each patient's individual needs for pain management and symptom control. The team usually consists of:
Hospice focuses on caring, not curing and, in most cases, care is
provided in the patient's home. Hospice care also is provided in
freestanding hospice centers, hospitals, and nursing homes and other
long-term care facilities.
Hospice services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness. Hospice care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations. Source:
Elder Options of Texas
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