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When to Consider Hospice Care

Determining the right time to consider hospice care can be a difficult and emotional decision for patients and their families. At America Hospice and Palliative Care, we are here to support you in making informed choices about end-of-life care. Our compassionate team of professionals provides expert guidance and personalized care to residents of Sugar Land, Houston, and over 100 towns and rural areas in Texas.

Hospice Care Hospice care is typically considered when:

  1. A patient has a life-limiting illness with a prognosis of six months or less, as determined by a physician.
  2. Curative treatments are no longer effective or desirable, and the focus shifts to comfort and symptom management.
  3. The patient and their family wish to prioritize quality of life, dignity, and emotional support during the end-of-life journey.

Eligibility Requirements for Hospice Care to be eligible for hospice care, patients must meet the following criteria:

  1. Diagnosis of a life-limiting illness with a life expectancy of six months or less, as determined by a physician.
  2. A decision to focus on comfort care rather than pursuing curative treatments.
  3. Certification from both the patient’s primary physician and the hospice medical director that the patient meets the eligibility criteria for hospice care.

Why Choose America Hospice and Palliative Care?

Choosing America Hospice and Palliative Care means entrusting your loved one’s care to a dedicated team of professionals who prioritize compassion, respect, and dignity. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures that each patient receives comprehensive, personalized care tailored to their unique needs and preferences.

As a locally owned and operated company, we have deep roots in our community and are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients and their families. We understand the importance of being a trusted partner in your family’s end-of-life journey and are here to support you every step of the way.

If you are considering hospice care for yourself or a loved one, please contact America Hospice and Palliative Care to learn more about our services and how we can help you navigate this challenging time.

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When you are faced with the challenge of finding a hospice provider to help care for the emotional and physical well-being of someone you love, maybe your mom or dad, you will be faced with many questions.

Making the decision about hospice care for a loved one is never easy, but finding the right answers can help you feel more comfortable with the options available and confident in your final decision.

America Hospice and Palliative Care operates hospice and palliative care programs throughout Sugar Land, Houston and over 100 towns and rural areas in Texas. We pride ourselves on being one of the leading providers of end-of-life care for Texas families.


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Anyone diagnosed with limited life expectancy can receive hospice care.

Once a doctor confirms an illness is terminal (life expectancy of six months or less), they will collaborate with the America Hospice and Palliative Care team to provide services tailored to the patient’s needs and desires.

While many patients have cancer, we also care for individuals with various life-limiting conditions, such as heart and lung disease, kidney disease, neurological disorders, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and other dementias. Family and friends benefit from hospice care as well, receiving support to help the patient and adjust to life changes.

A common misconception is that all hospice patients are bedridden, critically ill, and incapable of living life to its fullest. Hospice celebrates life, assisting you in fulfilling your unique needs during this life chapter.

For any questions about hospice care or eligibility, contact our Admission Coordinator at America Hospice and Palliative Care.



After receiving a diagnosis for limited life expectancy, patients must make an important choice about goals for their treatment.

When a doctor concludes that no curative treatment exists for a specific illness, the therapy is no longer effective, or you decide the treatment side effects are too severe, you might consider opting for comfort care as your ultimate objective.

Aggressive medical treatment prioritizes curing the physical ailment over addressing the patient’s emotional and spiritual needs, often requiring intensive clinical care that can reduce life quality. Hospice care, on the other hand, focuses on comfort by alleviating pain and other symptoms while continuing to cater to the emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and their family.

Hospice care neither extends life nor accelerates death; instead, it eases pain and physical discomfort, allowing the patient to enjoy a more peaceful and fulfilling life quality. At America Hospice and Palliative Care, care and support services primarily occur in the patient’s home or residence. Many families have expressed that they waited too long to fully benefit from hospice care’s offerings.



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