Hospice

Uvalde Memorial Hospice offers compassionate care for patients and their families living with a life-limiting illness. Hospice caregivers promote comfort care by managing pain and other end-of-life symptoms. In providing the family and patient with support, special attention is also given to emotional and spiritual needs.

The hospice interdisciplinary team is made up of physicians, nurses, home health aides, social workers, volunteers, chaplains, bereavement coordinators, and office support to provide quality care. Our hospice works as a team to provide individualized care for your loved one.

What is Hospice?

The hospice movement began as an attempt to provide a unique kind of care to people suffering from a life limiting illness.  Hospice care focuses on two main goals: relieving pain and symptoms associated with an advanced illness and providing support and care to the patient and family.  Uvalde Hospice strives to encourage the patient to live comfortably and as fully as possible.

Our Goals

Uvalde Hospice believes that people are best served if they retain freedom and dignity at life's end.  We seek to relieve pain and ease suffering in the physical, mental, social, and spiritual worlds of our patients and families by providing the highest level of care possible.

We want our patients to live as fully until death and for the family to continue living afterwards.  Hospice provides competent, compassionate, and comprehensive care, concentrating on comfort, not cure in addition to achieving control over pain without impairing the patient's alertness.

Our Service Areas

Batesville, Big Wells, Bracketville, Camp Wood, Carrizo Springs, Concan, Crystal City, D'Hanis, Hondo, Knippa, La Pryor, Leakey, Montell, Rio Frio, Sabinal, Utopia, and Uvalde.

Criteria

Services Provided

  • The patient has a life-limiting illness.
  • Efforts to cure have ceased and the focus is on comfort care.
  • The patient's physician consents to and authorizes hospice care.
  • The patient resides in our services area.
  • The patient and family are fully informed and elect to participate.
  • The care needed is within the scope of services provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Physician home visits
  • Nursing Care
  • Medical Supplies
  • Medication for symptom management and pain relief
  • Short-term respite care in an inpatient setting
  • Home Health Aide Services
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Medical Social Services
  • Nutritional and Dietary counseling
  • Spiritual care for patient and family
  • Volunteer support
  • Bereavement and counseling support
  • 24 hour on-call emergency assistance

 

 

*For more detailed information regarding our Hospice program, please view Patient Information.