San Marcos, TX Palliative Care & End of Life Care

San Marcos, TX Palliative and End of Life CareWhen someone has a life-limiting illness, the choices and responsibilites that come with it may be overwhelming for both patients and loved ones alike. At some point, the decision to transition to palliative care will be made, as difficult as the decision may be. At Hope Hospice, we strive to make end of life care as comfortable and compassionate as possible, providing relief and simplicity during a complex and challenging time. 

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care has a goal of symptom and pain management. It is not curative and does not seek to make the patient better. Instead, it allows the person to live the remainder of their life on their own terms. And because Hope Hospice's services are provided in whatever place you currently call home (a residence, assisted living facility, or nursing home), our palliative care allows our team to focus exclusively on your needs and wants during this transitional period. 

There is a myth that choosing end of life care may shorten one's lifespan. This is simply untrue. While at this stage we no longer seek treatment for the illness the individual is suffering from, palliative care follows the plan of a physician and aims at improving and maintaining a good quality of life throughout the process. 

When End Of Life Care Is The Right Decision

Often times there are discernable signs and symptoms a person will experience before the decision is made to pursue palliative care. Those signs include:

  • Multiple falls over a short period of time (6 months or less)
  • Several ER or hospital stays
  • Gaining or losing weight unintentionally
  • Spending a lot of time in bed
  • Recurring infections
  • Struggling with daily activities

If these are issues you have found yourself or a loved one dealing with, consider palliative care. Hope Hospice is a premiere provider of end of life services in the San Marcos area, and our team will do everything we can to help make this process easy and pain-free. 

Contact Hope Hospice for Palliative Care in San Marcos, TX

Palliative and end of life care is a compassionate and empowering choice, allowing you or your loved one to enjoy the remainder of their time on their own terms and maintaining a good quality of life. If you'd like more information regarding our end of life care services available in San Marcos, contact Hope Hospice today.