Hospice brings medical, emotional and spiritual care as well as practical support to those who have chosen comfort over a continued fight to find a cure.
The goal of hospice is to bring as much comfort as possible while adding a measure of peace to the lives of those whose illness can no longer be cured.
With hospice the focus becomes quality of life – living as fully as possible despite your illness. Care is delivered in your home or wherever you reside by a team of highly specialized professionals focused on all of your needs, not just the illness.
The biggest misconception is that hospice is for the last few days of life. In fact, many of our patients have told us they wish they started hospice sooner. Hospice works best when started early, allowing you to gain as much comfort and support as possible.
Hospice of South Texas patients are provided with the highest quality of care regardless of their ability to pay. Hospice of South Texas services are offered to individuals with a wide variety of diagnosis, and admission is based on medical need, not availability of funds.
Medicare and Medicaid cover Hospice services at 100%. Most private insurance companies also have a hospice benefit. Since 1985, community support from grants, memorials, contributions and fundraising activities have made it possible for Hospice of South Texas to care for individuals with no other source of funding.
Hospice of South Texas is a not-for-profit organization. If you are interested in making a donation to Hospice of South Texas, please contact our Victoria office at 361.572.4300 or donate now online. Your donation is highly appreciated.
Hospice of South Texas patients who need evaluation and treatment for extreme pain, nausea or other physical symptoms too difficult to control in their home setting may receive inpatient care at our Dornburg Center of Compassion. The Center is intended for short term stays with the goal of getting our patient back to their home environment.
Hospice of South Texas may provide Intensive Home Care in the home for patients whose acute symptoms require intense monitoring or treatment. Intensive Home Care may reduce the need for re-hospitalization for Respite and Symptom Management, and help our patients return home from the hospital earlier.
Intensive Home Care shall be determined by the Patient Care Team and will be approved on an as needed basis. The care must be ordered by the physician and for short time frames only and/or until the crisis is resolved.