1835 S. Sam Houston
San Benito, TX 78585
Upper Valley: 800-677-1127
Lower Valley: 800-333-6131
At Eldercare Home Health and Hospice, we know that nothing can ever quite replace the warmth and comfort of home – and home is where you want to be when recovering from a medical situation. Eldercare Home Health and Hospice can offer you peace of mind through our compassionate care. We supply the time and energy needed to help injured or ill residents regain health, and we offer specialized care for the elderly.
Call today to find out more about our services.
What is Hospice?
Hospice is a special way of caring for people with terminal illness in their homes.
Hospice strives to meet all the patient's needs:
Who can refer the patient?
Anyone can refer a patient to hospice; i.e. physicians, nurses, social workers, family members or friends. The patient's doctor must certify that the patient has a terminal illness. If the patient / family desires it, hospice will contact the doctor for certification.
Medical Services Provided by Hospice Include the Following:
Medications related to the terminal illness, pain control, depression, nausea/vomiting, anxiety, sleeplessness, diarrhea, etc.
Beds, wheelchairs, nebulizers, suction machines, walkers, bedside commodes, shower chairs, etc.
Adult briefs, blue pads, wound care supplies, gauze, sponges, Q-tips, etc.
Van transportation to and from doctor visits.
What is Hospice Team Care?
The patient's hospice care is managed by an interdisciplinary team which includes the patient's attending physician,
hospice physician, pharmacist, nurses, nurse aides, social workers, counselors, pastors and specially trained volunteers.
Special Attention Given To:
Pain and symptom control, personal care, bathing, back rubs, etc.
Coping with loneliness and fear. Encouragement to express feelings and wishes. Reconciliation and closure with family and friends.
Spiritual support according to the patient's ongoing wishes and needs.
Individual and family counseling to assist in coping with stressful situations. Securing community services
needed to address special problems; i.e. financial, housing, meals, etc.