Blog2018-12-03T13:24:03+00:00

About Our Dornburg Center of Compassion

While we understand that most people want to remain at home surrounded by their family, sometimes the level of care needed exceeds what can realistically be managed at home. There may come a time when pain or symptoms are not able to be controlled at home and the patient requires more advanced [...]

Hospice and Palliative Care and Heart Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Americans—with over 6.5 million American adults living with some form of cardiovascular disease. While heart disease can may be able to be prevented, it cannot be reversed as there is currently no cure. However, through medication, lifestyle changes, and a palliative care plan, patients [...]

New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

It’s natural to want a fresh start for the new year. Every January 1, people want to dismiss bad habits and better themselves. It’s also a great time to take inventory of your life and set realistic goals for the upcoming year. For some people, it could be to save more money or [...]

How to Cope with Grief During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be emotionally overwhelming for those who have lost a loved one, especially if it’s the first year without them. You may experience feelings of emptiness while trying to celebrate in their absence, or feel sadness, anger, or even jealousy watching other families celebrate together. There’s no denying that it’s [...]

Myths vs. The Truth About Hospice and Palliative Care

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, created to raise awareness of the benefits of hospice care. The theme for National Hospice and Palliative Care Month 2018 is My Hospice. A Program that Works. A Benefit that Matters. This theme was developed with the intention to communicate that hospice care is patient-focused, [...]

Hospice of South Texas Unveils A Refreshed Brand

As a valued and important stakeholder in our success, we wanted to share some exciting news with you about Hospice of South Texas. Hospice of South Texas is excited to introduce our refreshed brand. The overall refreshed brand identity features an updated logo (pictured above), refined messaging, and our new website. For 33 [...]

How to Care for A Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia

Receiving a diagnosis of early-stage dementia or Alzheimer's Disease can be confusing, frightening, and disheartening. If you or your loved one been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), you may feel like you are alone with no options. However, with the right education, preparation, and patience, your loved one can live a long and [...]

Benefits of Placing Your Loved One in Hospice Care

When most people think of Hospice, they associate thoughts of losing a parent or loved one, the end stages of life, and death and dying. While these are certainly difficult things to come to terms with, the topic of Hospice should be a conversation that everyone is ready to have. Not discussing Hospice [...]