Finding the best hospice to serve you and your family is an important decision. Beginning hospice care should be done sooner rather than later in order for both patients and families to fully experience the physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of comfort focused care. Our team of hospice experts work daily to provide support not only to you, but your entire family while helping patients achieve goals and enhance quality of life.
THE NON-PROFIT DIFFERENCE
Many communities have more than one hospice; some operating as for-profit agencies and some as
non-profit agencies. The quantity and quality of all services can vary significantly from one hospice to another. Non-profit hospices are community supported and therefore often offer an enhanced level of service that may not be found elsewhere. Visit Hospice Compare to see how
Hospice Brazos Valley exceeds standards and compare hospices in your area.
Asking the right questions is key to making the best choice. In the article, "How to Find a Good Hospice Program", Consumer Reports created the following list of questions about the most important things you should look for in a hospice program:
Not-for-profit status and 20 or more years of experience
Hospice-certified nurses and doctors on staff and available 24 hours a day
Ability to provide care in nursing homes and assisted living residences.
Medicare approval in order for Medicare to cover services, including equipment and home health aides as needed, plus counseling and grief support for the patient and the family.
Hospice Brazos Valley welcomes the opportunity to speak to you and provide you with information about how we meet or exceed each of the above standards. Call us toll-free at 800.824.2326.
Dying and Profits: The evolution of hospice
How to Choose by the Hospice Foundation of America
Choosing a Quality Hospice worksheet from NHPCO.org
Hospice Brazos Valley is the only non-profit hospice serving 17 counties in Central Texas with three offices to serve you in Bryan, Brenham, and
La Grange. Should you live outside of our service area map pictured right, and are seeking a hospice that serves your area, please visit the following organizations to find hospice care in your area:
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance (TNPHA)
Counties served by Hospice Brazos Valley:
Bryan Office Brenham Office La Grange Office
Falls* Leon* Milam* Burleson Colorado*
Brazos Madison* Waller Harris* Fayette*
Grimes Walker* Montgomery* Austin
Robertson Washington Lee*
*indicates only a portion of the county served by Hospice Brazos Valley.
Call 800.824.2326 for specific information
and to determine if you reside within our service area.
Hospice Brazos Valley's professionals are always available to answer your questions, will work to restore peace, and provide you with the information you need to achieve your goals during this difficult time.