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Hospice Services Provided

Amity Hospice strives to meet the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of our patients and their families. Serving Dallas – Fort Worth, TX, and surrounding areas, our team of experienced professionals provides an array of compassionate hospice services for those confronting terminal illness and the end of life.

Quality of Life

We are dedicated to helping our patients achieve physical and emotional comfort so that they can concentrate on living.

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Routine Care

Routine care includes regularly scheduled visits to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of hospice patients at their private home, assisted living facility, or nursing facility. The type, amount, and frequency of this treatment varies based on the patient’s unique plan of care.

  • Routine care services can include:
  • Skilled nursing services
  • Home health aide services
  • Physical & occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology services
  • Medical supplies for home use
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Medical social services
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Respite Care

Respite care is short-term in-patient care provided to a patient only when necessary to relieve the family members or other persons caring for the individual at home. Respite care may not be reimbursed for more than five consecutive days at a time, including the date of admission, but not including the date of discharge.

In-patient respite care can only be provided at the following facilities:

  • A Medicare-certified in-patient hospice facility
  • A contracted Medicare-certified hospital or a skilled nursing facility that has the capability to provide 24-hour nursing
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General Inpatient Care

General inpatient care is a higher level of care needed when pain or other symptoms cannot be managed at the patient’s home. This allows for round-the-clock care to administer medications, treatments, and emotional support to make the patient more comfortable. Patients return to their homes and routine home care when symptoms stabilize.

General inpatient care can be offered at:

  • A hospice facility
  • An inpatient hospice unit within a hospital
  • A hospice unit within a nursing home
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Continuous Care

Continuous home care consists predominantly of hospice and nursing care on a continuous basis at a patient’s home or long-term care facility. This type of care may only be provided during a period of crisis, in which a patient requires continuous nursing care to achieve palliation or management of acute medical symptoms.

Symptoms that require continuous care include:

  • Unrelieved pain
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Severe nausea or vomiting
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • A breakdown in the primary caregiver support system

Benefits

Benefits are determined under the directions of a doctor board-certified in hospice care.

Pain Management

Our goal is to achieve control over pain for our patients, without impairing alertness. We help to manage symptoms and keep patients comfortable to ensure they have the highest quality of life for as long as they live.

Medical Social Service

A medical social worker helps to identify the psychosocial needs of patients and families, and can provide links to community resources, including financial and/or legal assistance, delivery of meals, and, if needed, placement in a care facility.

Medications & Medical Equipment

We will provide all prescription and over-the-counter medications related to each patient’s hospice diagnosis and related conditions (as determined by the Medical Director). Medical equipment covered under the patient’s hospice benefit will also be delivered and maintained by Amity Hospice’s designated equipment provider.

Supplies

In order to help our patients receive proper care, we ensure that each patient has any medical supplies that are needed, including bandages and wound care supplies, gloves, oxygen tubing and supplies, continence care items, and more.

Spiritual & Bereavement Support

Our bereavement program exists to help people learn how to mourn. We strongly value and provide grief support to families at least a year after their loved one dies in our service.

Our bereavement services include:

  • Individual Counseling Services
  • Grief Support Group Services
  • Phone Calls
  • Quarterly Newsletters

Certified Nursing Assistants

Our team of Certified Nursing Assistants help patients with personal care, activities of daily living, and other healthcare needs under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.

Nursing Care

We provide hands-on nursing care to treat distressing symptoms and improve our patients’ comfort. Each patient will be assigned a case manager nurse who will develop a personalized plan of care to meet the patient’s unique needs.

Interdisciplinary Team

Social Services

Our social workers provide emotional support to patients and their loved ones, linking them to necessary resources and even assisting in completing funeral arrangements, if needed.

Spiritual Services

We believe that spiritual care is essential to elevating one’s quality of life. Our chaplains speak with patients to unfold their life story, understand their unique perspective, and help them develop a healthy spiritual outlook.

Nursing Services

Each patient has a designated Registered Nurse who develops a patient-specific plan of care, which will help the patient recover and become confident in managing their own health while reducing trips to the hospital or doctor’s office.

Nursing Assistants

With the help of our compassionate and experienced Certified Nursing Assistants, we ensure that our patients have a less stressful and more comfortable experience during their hospice care.

Volunteers

Our team of volunteers provide a variety of services, including:

  • Support for patients and families
  • Light housekeeping assistance
  • Assisting primary caregivers
  • Running errands and making deliveries

If you are interested in our hospice services, please contact us.

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Amity Hospice
17311 North Dallas Parkway
Suite #240
Dallas, TX 75248

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Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Calls answered 24/7 by a Registered Nurse