Overview of Hospice
Hospice care is specially designed for adults, children and infants whose illness cannot be cured. Hospice is a supportive, life-affirming approach to meeting the special needs of terminally ill people, their families and their caregivers.
Baylor Scott & White Health's goal is to assist the you and your loved ones to be as comfortable and as involved as possible throughout this difficult time. Our interdisciplinary team places emphasis on providing care that will meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs for you and family.
Reasons for a Hospice
- To control pain and other uncomfortable symptoms
- To treat the physical, emotional and spiritual needs
Some common conditions that may benefit from hospice care include:
- Adult failure to thrive
- Chronic degenerative neurologic disease
- Heart disease
- Huntington's disease
- Liver disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Pulmonary disease
- Renal failure