Legacy Hospice Care Provifing Hospice Care to East TExas and Fort Worth

Providing Hospice Care
in Texas Since 2003


Legacy Hospice FAQs
What is hospice care?
In its earliest days, the concept of hospice was rooted in the centuries-old idea of offering a place of shelter and rest, or "hospitality" to weary and sick travelers on a long journey. In 1967, Dame Cicely Saunders at St. Christopher's Hospice in London first used the term "hospice" to describe specialized care for dying patients. Today, hospice care provides humane and compassionate care for people in the last phases of incurable disease so that they may live as fully and comfortably as possible.
Why Should I call Hospice for Help?
* We are knowledgeable about the signs and symptoms your loved one may experience and we work closely with your physician to alleviate symptoms to ensure your loved one is comfortable thus enhancing their quality of life;

* Skilled Nurses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week;

* We have a team of knowledgeable licensed professionals from Physicians to Chaplains as well as Volunteers who can assist with any questions or concerns.
How do we know we are ready for Hospice Care?
When someone you love is confronted with a terminal illness, it is important to talk with your loved one, your family, physician, and with someone who is trained in Hospice Care.

If your loved one wishes to be comfortable and either does not wish to proceed with curative treatments or curative treatments as an option has been exhausted, speaking with a Hospice professional about the benefits of Hospice will certainly assist you in making this difficult decision
Who pays for the Medications and Durable Medical Equipment?
Your loved one's Hospice Provider will pay for the medications related to your loved one's terminal illness. Hospice will also provide the Durable Medical Equipment that is needed such as Oxygen, Hospital Bed, Wheelchair, and Walker.
What is the financial commitment of Hospice Care to my family and me?
Hospice is a benefit that is covered 100% by Medicare and Medicaid. Many private insurance companies also have a Hospice Benefit. Hospice care will never be denied for inability to pay.
Legacy Hospice offers:
• Routine Care
• Continuous Care
• Respite Care
• Inpatient Hospice Care
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National Hospice and Palliatative Care Organization Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice
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Texas & New Mexico Hospice Organization