Beaumont Hospice Information – Introduction to SETX Hospice Care

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An Introduction to Hospice Care in East Texas and the Golden Triangle

More and more of our Southeast Texas senior readers are looking for Beaumont hospice information.

Today is the next installment in our year long effort to bring our readers comprehensive Beaumont hospice information – what hospice is, how it works, and what Southeast Texas hospice care options are available.

If you or a loved one choose SETX Hospice care, what kind of services can you expect to receive?

Southeast Texas hospice care

Most Southeast Texas seniors will have friends or loved ones who choose Hospice. It can be helpful to know what kind of services they will be receiving. Southeast Texas’ Harbor Hospice has prepared some information that will help answer these questions.

  • Nursing Care. Registered nurses coordinate care for every patient, provide direct patient care, monitor medications, and check symptoms. The nurse maintains communication with the physician as the patient’s condition and treatment changes warrants.
  • Medical Social Services. The social worker evaluates the family dynamics and acts as an advocate for the patient and family in making use of community resources. The social worker also provides advice and counseling Golden Triangle Hospice Care Port Arthur Hospice Care Orange TX hospice careto the patient and family members during the crisis period while providing feedback to the hospice team on recommended changes. SETXseniors.com note: Often the social worker is instrumental in assisting the patient and family in uniting to provide the best possible quality of life and focused approach for the patient.
  • Physician Services.The patient’s physician approves the plan of care and works closely with the hospice team. A hospice medical director is available to the attending physician, the patient, and the hospice care team as a consultant and a resource.
  • Spiritual Counselors. Spiritual Counselors are available to visit and provide support to the terminally ill. The Spiritual Counselor also coordinates support with the patient’s personal clergy when desired. This program also use churches and congregations to aid the patient and family as requested.
  • Bereavement Support. Bereavement is the time of mourning that we all experience following a loss. The hospice care team works with the surviving family members to help them with the grieving process. Support may include a trained volunteer or counselor visiting the family at specific periods during the first year, or phone calls and/or letter contact and the opportunity for family members to participate in support groups.
  • Certified Nurse Aid Services. Certified Nurse Aides provide personal care for the patient, such as bathing, shampooing, shaving, and nail care. Certified Nurse Aides also provide valuable feedback to the Team regarding their observation and the patient’s needs.
  • Volunteers. Volunteers are trained in good listening skills and provide compassionate support for both patient and family. They offer companionship and help with everyday tasks such as shopping, sitting, and other tasks which help maintain the family’s routine. Volunteer services may also include professional and personal care services.
  • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies. Daily living tasks such as walking, dressing, or feeding oneself can become challenging during an illness. Therapists help the patient develop new ways to accomplish these tasks.

Would you like more Beaumont hospice information?

Call Harbor Hospice or your physician with any questions about SETX hospice care.

Stay tuned to SETX Seniors year round as we’ll continue to bringing you the latest information about Southeast Texas hospice options and care.

Hopefully this Beaumont hospice information has been beneficial for you.

If you would like more information on hospice care in Southeast Texas, stay tuned to SETXSeniors.com or pickup a copy of the SETX Seniors Magazine – over 300 FREE pickup locations across Southeast Texas.

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