HELP WITH SERIOUS ILLLNESS

Hospice can help you improve the quality of life for patients facing serious illness. Many are medically eligible for hospice care and would benefit from our support sooner.

If you think a patient may benefit from our care, we’ll make a home visit to help you see the reality of life at home and determine if they are medically eligible for hospice. We will only admit those that are medically eligible

 

As an extension of your services in the home we’ll work directly with you to help provide management of your patient’s symptoms as well as keep you informed of their progress. We’ll act as your eyes and ears as we visit them in their homes, educating them about their medications, improving diet, educating them about their illness and helping both the patient and their family deal with lost abilities, independence and the stresses associated with their illness. We can ensure they feel more confident and have a better quality of life by helping control their symptoms while giving them the support they need to cope.

 

Patients might be medically eligible for hospice if they are experiencing the following possible indicators:

 

  • Unintended weight loss

 

  • Dependence in 3 or more Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

 

  • Progressive disease

 

  • Increasing Emergency Room visits and/or hospitalizations for complications of disease

 

  • Patient/family choosing to focus on comfort rather than cure of the disease

 

  • Patient/caregiver experiencing increased stress, signs of anxiety

 

  • Patient/family habitually calling your office with questions about medications, symptoms they are experiencing, etc.

Help for patients with:

Heart Disease

Shortness of breath and functional decline come more frequently in the advanced stage of heart disease. Nausea and fatigue can make life difficult. We can help share the burden of care for your patients and their families.

Lung Disease

Lung disease comes with a debilitating shortness of breath and a dependence on oxygen. Frequent hospitalizations are common; we can help prevent re-hospitalization through support in a facility or in the comfort of the patient’s own home.

Cancer

Cancer comes in many forms, but as it spreads throughout the body to other organs, weight loss and general weakness follow.

Kidney and Liver Disease

Liver and kidney diseases often require frequent re-hospitalizations due to the unstable nature of the diseases. When patients begin to experience frequent hospitalizations, increased stress, and chronic fluid imbalances, hospice can help.

Dementia

Dementia is devastating to both the patient and the family. Hospice can support family caregivers by reducing stress and providing counseling and spiritual support.

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CONTACT US

BSA Hospice of the Southwest

Administrative Office
5211 SW 9th, Ste. 100
Amarillo, TX  79106


806.356.0026

866.654.2941 Toll-Free

Inpatient Unit - Bivins Pointe

6600 Killgore Dr.

Amarillo, TX 79106

SERVICE AREA

Serving Amarillo and surrounding counties across the Texas Panhandle.

BSA Hospice of the Southwest is locally owned and operated.

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