For the Dallas/Ft. Worth and surrounding counties
Angel Hospice Corp. sends experienced, dedicated professionals to homes and the places people call home throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth and surrounding counties. There, our caring professionals deliver palliative care and hospice support services such as:
Advanced symptom control
Emotional and spiritual support
Observation and assessment
Personal care and help around the home (such as cleaning, light meal preparation, patient laundry, etc.)
Training and supporting family members who want to participate in patient care
Coordination of all in-home medical needs such as equipment, supplies, home-infusion medication, etc.
24-hour nurse on call
And more. See below for more services and descriptions of how each team member can participate in the care of a hospice patient.
Our Service Area
We serve: Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, Wise, and nearby counties
At Angel Hospice, your care team will consist of you, your family and close friends, your own physician and/or a hospice physician, hospice nurse and hospice aide/homemaker, social worker, spiritual and bereavement counselors, as well as hospice volunteers. Others who may be involved in your care include but are not limited to: dietitian, physical, speech and occupational therapists and pharmacist.
The 4 Levels of Hospice Care
Routine Home Care
The most common level of hospice care. Patients elect to receive hospice services from their residence. This includes assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
General Inpatient Care
Recommended to patients with difficulty managing symptoms and pain control. Patients receive treatment in a hospital, hospice facility, or a nursing home.
Continuous Home Care
Allows terminally ill patients to remain in their home. Direct care system management and pain control provided anywhere between eight and 24 hours a day.
Inpatient Respite Care
Five consecutive day or less temporary relief to a patient’s caregiver to guarantee a patient’s needs are met 24 hours a day. Available at a hospital, hospice facility, or a long-term care facility.
What is the Appropriate Level of Hospice Care for Your Loved One?
The best way to determine the necessary level of hospice care for yourself or a loved one is to talk to a medical professional. All levels provide nursing services, physician services, health aide services, medication, medical equipment and supplies. It’s possible to experience one or all levels of hospice care depending on the patients need as well as the duration of treatment.
This is the patient’s personal doctor. He / she maintains a leading role and is a key member of the hospice team. They are responsible for the supervision and approval of the patient’s care plan.
Hospice Medical Director
The hospice medical director works hand in hand with the primary physician to supervise and approve the patient’s care plan. He / she may also serve as a patient’s primary physician when necessary.
Registered Nurse / Licensed Practical Nurse
The hospice RN is the patient’s case manager. The hospice RN and LPN work alongside the patient’s doctor, suggesting solutions regarding pain and symptom management. They are responsible for the patient’s general physical comfort and coordination of the patient’s care with the interdisciplinary team.
Certified Nursing Assistant/Homemaker
The CNA is supervised by the RN and is responsible for assisting with the patient’s personal care. Homemakers provide help with personal needs which may include light housekeeping.
The hospice social worker provides overall support forpatients and their family. Social workers can assist with financial planning, advance directives as well as counseling and emotional support.
The hospice volunteer plays a very special role in the plan of care. They are trained to provide a special kind of caring, companionship and respite for our patients and their families. They may also provide emotional and bereavement support, office help and assistance in many other ways.
Medications / Medical Supplies / Medical Equipment
Medical equipment and medication directly related to your hospice diagnosis will be provided. This is normally provided through a contracted vendor.
Bereavement / Grief Support
Additional support and comprehensive bereavement services are available for the families of hospice patients, as well as community members, following the loss of a loved one. This may include home visits by staff and / or volunteers, mailings and phone calls. Bereavement support is available for up to 13 months after the loss.
Dietitian, Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapists
These therapists will be utilized as needed to improve our patients’ quality of life.
Angel Hospice is available to serve you all day, every day, all year long. Our prayer line is also available to you and your loved ones.