If there comes a time when medical treatment is no longer an effective option, or the burden of treatment outweighs the benefit, Bayou City Hospice can help patients with advanced illness avoid hospital re-admissions and live comfortably, in their homes, free from pain and surrounded by loved ones. Hospice helps patients and families redefine hope for a richer, more comfortable experience through end-of-life and an easier transition for family members through sensitive grief support.
Anyone can make a hospice referral. This is especially important for a life-limiting or life-threatening disease that may require hospice. We are here to be a resource. Learning about our different levels of care can help alleviate any anxieties that come with hospice. When it comes to hospice care, it’s never too early to learn about all of the options available.
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Bayou City Hospice
Combined we have more than 70 years of experience providing patient care for the most fragile patients. We understand what it means to manage care transitions: from hospital to home, from curative to palliative, from chronic to end-stage. Bayou City Hospice lengthens the continuum of care. We are able to respond quickly and make decisions that have a major impact on our patients and their families.
The Medicare hospice benefit is unlimited and requires no co-pays for eligible patients. Bayou City Hospice accepts all Medicare and Medicaid plans and some private insurances.
Bayou City Hospice
According to Medicare regulations, a patient must have a terminal diagnosis with a prognosis of 6 months or less if the disease runs its normal course. However, a patient can remain on service longer if the hospice team finds the patient’s disease progression continues to meet criteria during periodic recertifications.
Medicare and Medicaid Benefits cover 100% of hospice. Additionally, many private insurances also cover copays and deductibles.
We are proud to provide hospice wherever a patient calls home. Hospice is provided in homes, apartments, assisted living, nursing homes, and hospitals.
Patients and families can pursue aggressive treatment or change hospices at any time during care. You simply need to notify your provider and the necessary paperwork can be completed.
No, room and board is paid privately or covered through Medicaid or Long Term Care Insurance.
Hospice includes medications related to the patient’s terminal diagnosis or comfort. It also includes durable medical equipment (hospital bed, oxygen concentrator, wheelchairs, etc.) and supplies, including incontinence supplies. Lastly, it includes all visits from the hospice interdisciplinary team.
Sometimes a patient improves to the degree where hospice is no longer appropriate. When this occurs, the patient and family is notified and a detailed discharge plan is made to ensure the patient’s needs continue to be met. A patient can return to hospice if it becomes necessary.
We are proud to support this great community with the best hospice care available. We currently serve the following areas:
North and Central Houston, Kingwood, Humble, Spring, The Woodlands, Conroe, Tomball, Cypress-Fairbanks, Katy, Magnolia, Crosby, Huffman, and Channelview