Love Lives in San Antonio
Texas Hospice’s mission is to bring the love of Jesus into the homes and hearts of our patients and their loved ones. One way we are fulfilling that mission is by extending our service to more people in more locations. In November, we were blessed to be able to expand into San Antonio.
As He has in other areas we serve, our Lord sent us wonderful people to join our team in San Antonio.
Importance of Planning for and Communication
about End of Life Issues
Contemplating the end of our life, and planning for it, can be a very difficult thing to do. But many of us will face prolonged illnesses toward the end of our lives. So, Texas Hospice recommends honest and open communication about end of life issues among family and loved ones, which helps the patient and the caregiver.
Hospice care team comforts patient by providing pets a loving home
The first thing Texas Hospice Community Liaison Cathryn Matson heard as she knocked on the door of her team’s new patient was the sound of barking. She later discovered that hospice care sometimes means taking care of the dogs too.
Cathryn first met her patient, who was suffering from pancreatic cancer, late one Friday afternoon. She was a referral from a military hospital in San Antonio and lived with her son and three dogs. When Cathryn entered the home, this hospitable and kind woman put the three dogs in another room so they wouldn’t disturb them.
Cooking Up Fond Memories
Written by Mike Shreve, Chaplain for Texas Hospice
The grieving process and seeking closure after the death of someone special can take many unique forms. Even hospice care providers must find ways to heal after losing patients that come to mean so much too them.
Texas Hospice certified nursing assistant Natalie Weatherly found a very personal way to find closure when a patient's life ends. She cooks.