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  • Hospice

    Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. The word hospice comes from the word “hospitality”. The concept of hospice has been evolving since the 11th century. The original hospices were places of hospitality for the sick, wounded, or dying or for those traveling and seeking shelter.

    Today’s hospice is a special type of care that is offered to people who have a life-limiting illness and understand that a cure for their illness is no longer a reality, or they have chosen to no longer seek aggressive treatment.

    IntegraCare is proud to offer in-home hospice care to patients and their families in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Lubbock with additional locations throughout Texas. Hospice care is provided in your home, wherever you may call home. This can be in your personal home, assisted living, skilled nursing facility, or other setting.

    Your hospice team will develop a plan of care that is specific to your needs. Your hospice team consists of skilled nurses, physicians, social workers, spiritual care coordinators, certified nursing assistants, volunteers and more. Your team will work to effectively manage your symptoms that are physical, emotional, spiritual and social. Visit our testimonials page to see what some of our patients have said about IntegraCare’s hospice teams.

    We take our care beyond patient needs and continue to provide support for families into the bereavement period, for an extended period of 13 months after death occurs.

    Knowing when to call hospice is important. Choosing the right hospice is also important. We understand choosing a hospice caregiver is an important decision. We hope to help you through this process of decision making by providing information about our services and our team of caregivers.

    IntegraCare Hospice Services

    • Coordination of care through our team working with the patient’s physician and/or our Medical Director
    • Caring for the patient in familiar, comfortable surroundings, whether it is a private residence, nursing center, or assisted living residence
    • Symptom relief and pain control including medication for palliative (comfort) care
    • Providing medical equipment and supplies
    • Respite care
    • Providing treatment and emotional care to both the patient and the patient’s loved ones
    • Assistance in executive advance directives such as a living will
    • Supporting the family and loved ones through education and counseling, including bereavement care

    Additional Resources

    To find a location near you, visit our office locator page.

    Or visit our Hospice Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

Nondiscrimination Policy
It is our policy to offer these services to all qualified patients without discrimination in compliance with state and federal regulations.