Hospice care provides comfort and kindness to those nearing the end of life’s journey. Hospice is primarily a home care program, but services may also be provided in a hospital or nursing home. A hospice team helps the patient and family make informed decisions about caregiving, teaches the necessary skills for “hands-on” care and helps with the approaching and actual death. Hospice also offers help through the bereavement period.
Our hospice services are available in multiple locations, including San Antonio and Corpus Christi. We understand that each patient’s journey is unique, which is why our team of dedicated professionals work closely with patients and their loved ones to create personalized care plans that address their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance will cover hospice care with little or no out-of-pocket costs. The following criteria must be met in order to qualify for hospice care in Texas:
These criteria are guidelines and exceptions can be made for extenuating circumstances such as a longer life expectancy, but with extreme pain. The six-month life expectancy is a criteria for eligibility, but not a limit on services. Many studies have shown that patients often live longer with hospice care and Summit Home Health & Hospice will continue to care for patients that live longer than expected. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness that is not responding to curative care, Summit Home Health & Hospice in Texas.
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Hospice services include Nursing, Physician Services, Medical Social Services, Hospice Aide/Homemaker Services, Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy, Volunteer Services and Spiritual, Dietary and Bereavement Counseling. All services are provided under the direction of a physician and/or the Hospice Medical Director.
Services are provided by nurses and other health care professionals from our professional and medical staff. A registered nurse (RN) is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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