Compassionate Hospice Care for the Fort Worth, TX Community
The Dallas-Fort Worth region hosts a population of 117,000 seniors age 65 and over, 50,000 of whom are home-owners. Fort Worth is one of Texas’ major healthcare hubs with more than 10 hospitals and countless clinics and specialty practices. End of life care and hospice programs contribute to these numbers, with many local options available to those who have been diagnosed with a terminal or life-limiting illness. Anchor of Hope Hospice provides compassionate in-home hospice services to all residents of the Fort Worth metro area. If you or a loved on in the Fort Worth, TX community is enduring the pain and symptoms of a terminal illness, contact Anchor of Hope Hospice – we will be happy to consult with you on our services and develop a personalized plan that meets your needs.
Knowing When It’s Time
Most people prefer to receive care at their home in Fort Worth during the last year of life, where friends and family are easily welcomed and a familiar environment provides ease of mind and stability. Even so, too many patients spend their final months in and out of hospitals with more and more frequent medical emergencies, missing time to spend their final days at home. Patients tend to get the most benefit from hospice support when care comes into play earlier in their illness – that’s why Anchor of Hope reminds families that it’s never too soon to start the conversation about hospice care.
The transition from curative care to hospice care can be a difficult, emotional period for both patients and their families. Anchor of Hope Hospice strives to make the experience as seamless and comfortable as possible, providing both practical services and emotional support to ease patients into the “new normal” of hospice care. Our team of specialists in Fort Worth, TX may include physicians, registered nurses, hospice aides, social workers, and experienced volunteers. Team members are available to the patient as much as they are needed, and will provide regular visits to Fort Worth patients to ensure continuous pain and symptom management, counseling, and care.
The earlier a patient is able to move to hospice care, the greater benefit he or she will generally gain from it. The end of life is a natural part of the human life cycle, and while it is common to experience fear and uncertainty, a team of professional hospice caregivers in Fort Worth can provide the reassurance and support that allows for a gentle transition. Anchor of Hope is here for you at all times!
The Difference Between Hospice Care and Palliative Care
Palliative care programs are designed to ease pain and help with other, related problems when a patient is diagnosed with a serious, but not necessarily terminal, disease or illness. Palliative care focuses on the relief of symptoms and overall quality of life, encompassing not only the physical aspects of disease but also the emotional, psychological, social, and practical impacts. Palliative care is a common treatment approach for those with cancer, heart disease, lung disease, HIV/AIDS, and other life-limiting conditions, and will often include life-prolonging medications. The cost of palliative care is generally covered by both public and private insurers.
Hospice care is a comprehensive, individualized program of care that is focused on comfort and minimization of pain and other symptoms. Hospice care is not intended to be curative, and will not include life-prolonging medications. Typically, hospice is recommended by a doctor when a patient is diagnosed with a terminal disease or illness with a life expectancy of six or fewer months (during the later stages of disease progress). Hospice care treats the whole person, easing both physical and emotional pain and helping the patient as well as family members prepare for the end of life. Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most other private insurers.
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What Your Loved One Needs
We provide expert care tailored to the needs of individual patients and their families. Our mission is guided by our compassionate and caring values that we extend to our families as we support them through the end of life. The Anchor of Hope holistic approach seeks to maximize both the physical and emotional wellbeing for everyone involved. Our care includes:
- Care for pain and symptom management
- Proper amount of medication given out
- Preparing meals and feeding patients
- Dressing/changing clothes
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Physical therapy services
- Medical equipment, like wheelchairs or walkers
- Bereavement services
Anchor of Hope is here to provide an encouraging and uplifting quality of life for our patients and their loved ones. We believe in HOPE: Honor & respect, Open & honest communication, Promise of support, and Excellent care. Everyday, we hold to our core values while ensuring the highest level of care through the end of life, and support every family in any way that we can.
Anchor of Hope is a family-owned and operated business providing compassionate, personalized hospice services to folks in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We have made it our mission to provide exceptional one-on-one care to those affected by life-limiting illnesses and terminal disease, encouraging positivity and hope throughout all stages of care.
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