Blog2018-12-03T13:24:03-06:00

Hospice of South Texas chaplain provides comfort during end-of-life care

We thank our friends at The Victoria Advocate for helping people learn more about our wonderful Pastor When Pastor Larry Green, chaplain for Hospice of South Texas, visits Warren Windham, 73, he finds a place on the couch, and the two men talk like old friends. Windham, a retired insurance agent from Victoria, [...]

How to Gain Caregiver Life Balance

September is National Healthy Aging Month, a time Hospice of South Texas encourages seniors to consider taking steps to ensure a healthier tomorrow. Though most of the national conversation around Healthy Aging Month focuses on physical and mental health in general, we want to also turn our focus to family caregivers and how [...]

What is Pediatric Hospice Care

Pediatric hospice care provides compassionate comfort care to children with chronic, complex, and life-threatening conditions. Care is not focused on curing the disease, but on improving the quality of life for seriously ill children and providing comfort, guidance, resources and support to their families. Pediatric hospice care works alongside curative treatment because it [...]

Help for Dementia: Signs Your Loved One May Need An Extra Layer of Support

  Individuals living with Alzheimer’s Disease and advanced dementia often cannot report their symptoms—leaving them untreated and vulnerable to muscular and psychological pain and other distressing symptoms. This makes trying to navigate this devastating illness and ensure the wellbeing of a loved one difficult and heartbreaking.  Caregivers often struggle alone as they try [...]

Hospice Care For Heart Disease

Living with advanced heart disease can be a physically difficult and even an emotional battle. Symptoms are distressing and can too frequently lead to visits to the ER. If your loved one has been experiencing worsening symptoms, stress and discomfort, you may be searching for answers, support and comfort. As someone who may [...]

Help Coping With COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be a difficult and devastating illness. As a caregiver to a loved one with COPD, you understand the challenges, stress and fear that accompany living with COPD. As the disease progresses symptoms can increase, especially this time of year when the days turn colder. Your loved one [...]

The Truth About Hospice – Debunking Hospice Myths

Every November we recognize the benefits of Hospice, a unique care that focuses on the mind, body and spirit to improve the quality of life. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, it’s time to debunk some of the most common myths about hospice care. Hospice is actually about hope: hope for [...]

Dealing with Caregiver Depression During COVID 19

Nearly 20% of all caregivers suffer from some form of depression either during caregiving or after the caregiving journey has ended. With the added feelings of stress, isolation and worry as we try and navigate a world dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, caregiving is even more difficult. You may feel caregiving during this [...]

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