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A*Med Community Hospice focuses on care, comfort and quality of life for patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness.
Hospice care is an appropriate and compassionate choice when a client and family are facing illness and no longer desire aggressive curative treatment.
Philosophy, Mission, and Vision
Apart from the rest…
Over the last 15 years, 97% of A*Med Hospice customers and families recommend our services
Referral response time of two hours
Registered nurse coverage around the clock; daily admissions including holidays
Nurse visits tailored to patient needs with daily visits when necessary
Nursing assistants are offered daily, Monday through Friday
Social Workers, Chaplains and Volunteers are an integral part of the team
Respite Care may be provided for five days in each benefit period
Bereavement services are offered for one year after death
Equipment such as a specialty mattress is provided for patients with wounds, to help prevent further breakdown
Supplies related to a terminal illness are provided, and routine supplies such as adult briefs are offered
Nutritional feedings are provided to patients with g-tubes as their primary source of nutrition
Medications related to terminal illnesses are provided to include oral antibiotics for symptom management; current medications may also be continued upon further review
Continuous Care is offered as an alternative to an inpatient or hospital setting and includes from eight to twenty-four hours of care with licensed staff, which is provided in the patient’s home to provide symptom management during a period of crisis
A*Med Hospice helped me to take care of my mom on home hospice from late January until mid February. Everybody was wonderful from the nurses, to the aids, social work and chaplaincy. I am a nurse and know when people are both competent and compassionate. With A*Med, there is both competence and compassion. They are truly a special group of people, and my family and I were so thankful for them.
Thank you so much. You were wonderful with James and our family. I will always remember
To ALL the A*Med nurses and social case workers that helped our families get through
Dad’s passing – SO much appreciation from us!
We are all beyond grateful for everything you all did for us during this most difficult time. The nurses, the aides were all beyond kind and compassionate to our mother and to all of
Your kindness and attention you gave our mom in her final days for us, was so greatly appreciated. You helped us through the whole final moments of her life. You gave us peace of mind that she was going to rest peacefully in her final moments.
The team at A*Med provided my father compassionate, attentive care during his last days. They were a comfort to my family, providing us information about the process, answering all
our questions, and explaining what to expect. Case Manager Donna C. Made quick
assessments and was supported by her team to elevate my dad’s care when his condition worsened. Ensuring that he had the care he needed. The nursing team of Rachel, Tammy and Gift were attentive and caring, making an awful situation bearable. A mere thank you is not nearly enough. The clergy and social worker support helped us obtain information and services easing our burden. If you find yourself in the difficult position of coordinating hospice care, and are looking for advice, please know that I would strongly recommend A*Med.
During what was the most difficult time for my wife and family, the staff at A*Med made that time much more bearable. The staff is caring and attentive and always prepared to do
whatever was needed to make my wife comfortable during her final months. They
addressed her biggest fears and made sure that her final months were as peaceful and pain-free as possible. The support staff was always willing to go the extra mile to ensure that all of us were attended to. The minister even came to her memorial and spoke about his time with her which is above and beyond their normal services. I can’t say enough about these folks and while I hope nobody ever needs hospice services, if you do, I would highly recommend A*Med.
On behalf of my family, I want to thank you for the wonderful care you gave our sweet Momma. While it’s hard to believe our time alongside her has passed, what lives on are the beautiful memories of the care and compassion that surrounded her and our family from people like you. While we were not able to bring her home, with your support as I navigated, the thought truly carried me. It was scary to me, but I knew you were going to help me do it. I was truly leaning onto your strength. Mom ultimately decided that wasn’t going to be how we were going to do it, but I will always know you would have made it happen if called upon.
THANK YOU will never seem adequate but THANK YOU! I pray God blesses you and all those you love and in your time of need HE surrounds you with love from people like yourself. Sincerely Grateful,
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for being there for my husband, in his last minutes of life. I felt comforted by that greatly since Covid-19 did not let me be present at his
bedside. I was a case manager for hospice for 17 years in the Katy area and know how compassionate the staff is and how important they are to families in distress and need of support. THANK YOU again and God Bless each and every one of you.
Myths and Realities
Receiving hospice care does not mean giving up hope or that death is imminent. The earlier an individual receives hospice care, the more opportunity there is to stabilize a patient’s medical condition and address other needs.
A large number of hospice patients have congestive heart failure, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic lung disease, or other conditions.
When faced with a terminal illness, many patients and family members tend to dwell on the imminent loss of life rather than on making the most of the life that remains. Hospice helps patients reclaim the spirit of life. It helps them understand that even though death can lead to sadness, anger, and pain, it can also lead to opportunities for reminiscence, laughter and reunion.
Hospice physicians and nurses are experts at pain/symptom control. They are continually developing new protocols for keeping patients comfortable, alert and as independent as possible. Nurses trained specifically in palliative care know which medications and combinations provide the best results for each patient.
Hospice reinforces the patient-primary physician relationship by advocating either office or home visits, according to the physician preference. Hospices work closely with the primary physician and consider the continuation of the patient-physician relationship to be of the highest priority.
The Medicare benefit, and most private insurance, pays for hospice care as long as the patient continues to meets the criteria necessary. Patients may come on and off hospice care, and re-enroll in hospice care, as needed.