Hospice and palliative comfort in Texas are great care options for an ill family member. Anyone with a serious illness such as dementia or heart failure can benefit from palliative care as it improves their quality of life at any stage of illness. Meanwhile, hospice is considered end-of-life care provided in any setting. As a provider of both types of care, we offer four levels of care that include:
- Routine Care
This level of care is considered the basis of standardized hospice care. It includes home visits by our interdisciplinary team to manage a patient’s overall health and well-being. The frequency and duration of the visits vary depending on their needs.
- Continuous Care
This level of care is focused on managing a patient’s symptoms, especially when they are unresponsive to medication or treatment. Hence, it may include 24-hour nursing care and medication adjustments to manage their symptoms and improve comfort.
- Respite Care
This level of care is recommended for patients who live at home with their families. Respite care offers up to 5 days of care at a nursing facility to assist family caregivers who are experiencing stress, fatigue, or caregiver burnout.
- General Inpatient Care (GIP)
GIP is usually provided when a patient experiences crisis and may be admitted to a facility with 24-hour nursing to manage their symptoms and stabilize their condition.
A patient can move from different levels of care depending on their needs. All levels include 24-hour availability, home medical equipment, and more to ensure your loved one’s needs and preferences are met.