Hospice allows patients and his or her family to live as comfortably as possible by accepting their situation and living their lives to the fullest.
Hospice is where physical, emotional, and spiritual pains are met with comfort, care, and understanding. Hospice is a philosophy of care that centers on the patient’s comfort and quality of life rather than giving treatment to the disease. Hospice is a choice for someone who is terminally ill and has a life expectancy of six months or less. Hospice care is typically given in the patient’s home, in a hospital, independent facility, or nursing home. Patients are cared for by family members, caregivers, assisted living, or skilled nurses. When symptoms become too severe, a 24-hour care can be provided by Four Seasons Hospice dba Shepherd Living Hospice LLC. As we offer Hospice Care in San Antonio Texas, our goal is to provide effective and quality care that constantly meets the needs and goals of our patient and his or her own family. Our care team works to maximize the quality of life and minimize the suffering for those individuals we serve with Palliative Care and Home Health Care in San Antonio Texas.
- Sustain a sense of autonomy, individuality, self-worth, and security
- Enhanced quality of life
- Aggressively treat and expertly manage all pain and physical symptoms
- Care for the whole person, addressing physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual and social concerns
- Support patients in the process of coping with the end of life
- Offer support for caregivers and family members facing the loss of a loved one
- Offer grief and loss support (for 13 months) for family members
Four Seasons Hospice dba Shepherd Living Hospice LLC. People who choose hospice are not giving up hope, they are redefining hope. Though there may no longer be a possibility of curing their illness, they redirect their hope into mending and restoring relationships, spending quality time with those they love, and finding peace and comfort while living this last and important phase of life to the fullest.
HOW WE HELP
- Skilled observation and assessment
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Skilled nursing care
- Pain and symptom management
- Caregiver training
- Coordination of all in-home medical needs such as equipment, home-infusion medication, etc
- Guidance on end-of-life decisions such as advance directives, do-not-resuscitate orders or funeral planning.
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Bereavement support and grief counseling
- Personal care