Our Care

Hospice Team

The primary focus of the hospice team is to help each day to be the best it can be for individuals and their families. Our team provides an individual plan of care to address the physical, emotional, spiritual and practical needs of the individual and family. Assessment and management of pain and symptoms as well as personal care. Our nurses and caregivers are trained to evaluate pain and symptoms and to provide services that alleviate the suffering associated with terminal illness. Continuous around-the-clock care will be provided.    

  • We will respect patient goals and desires
  • Address physical, emotional, spiritual and social issues with a team of Hospice professionals
  • All meals, snacks and drink supplements provided
  • Patient/family request what you like to eat and when you want to eat
  • Help patients with activities of daily living
  • End of life massage upon request 
  • Professional Hair and Nail care provided by Fadia’s Beauty Bar upon request
  • Pet Therapy with Austin Dog Alliance 
  • Pets allowed in home (some restrictions may apply)
  • Music Therapy with Swan Songs fulfills musical wishes at the end of life by organizing private concerts for individuals 
  • The C.A.R.E. (Continuous Ambient Relaxation Environment) Channel provided on TVs in  available all rooms, is produced to comfort patients. This highly effective therapeutic tool significantly contributes to patient outcomes, and helps create a peaceful and relaxing environment.
  • Support and monitor to relieve pain and suffering

Gate Control Theory of Pain (Melzac, 1968) states, “Pain can be treated not only by trying to cut down the sensory input by anesthetic block, surgical intervention and the like, but also by influencing the motivational-affective and cognitive factors as well.” The interface between patients and their environment is both sensory and cognitive. A patient environment that is comforting, minimizes distractions, and provides positive distractions is a proactive component in managing pain.  

  • Roll out beds in each room for family members who wish to stay overnight with a loved one 
  • Access to entire home, with covered patio in back
  • All cleaning and laundry services provided 
  • Medication administration around the clock 
  • Education about the disease and changes which may occur
  • Professional providers teach the family how best to provide care
  • Bereavement services for the family

We will do whatever necessary to maintain dignity and provide quality of life for patient and family doing it your way, because you matter!