Offering You & Your Loved Ones the Care & Comfort You Deserve
A New Alignment in Hospice Care
- Heart disease
- Liver disease
- Pulmonary disease
- Renal failure
In addition, our care focuses on the person’s needs through managing the symptoms of a disease and highlighting quality of life versus length of life. It provides great support in making many important decisions involving both the patient and their family.
Our Dedicated Team Is Here for You
Our Levels of Care
Routine Home Care
Short Term Hospitalization
AFHC recognizes that nurturing the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient and their families will enrich their lives to the fullest and prepare them for the final event of life.
Coordination of Services
Interdisciplinary Plan of Care
The hospice team meets every two weeks to discuss the patient’s plan of care. This is the time when any changes or needs may be addressed, and family members are more than welcome to voice their concerns and opinions.
After Hours Calls
Alternate Modalities Services
Massage is a systematic form of manual manipulation to the soft tissues of the body. It has been used for over 5000 years in many cultures.
Massage can relax or stimulate the body using various strokes, depths and rhythms depending on the desired effect. Massage is known to relax muscles, promote circulation, and lower anxiety.
The License Massage Therapist (LMT) is licensed by the state of Texas when graduating from accrediting licensed school. The Massage Therapist must complete an internship and must pass the State Boards Exam (MBLEX) before practicing as a License Massage Therapist.
At AFHC we promote the use of soft touch massage to relieve discomfort, stress and anxiety. All forms of massage are under the oversight of a physician. The Therapist will only do massage according to the physician written order. This ensures the patient receives the appropriate massage modality beneficial to meet their specific needs. All patients are thoroughly assessed by a licensed nurse and a Licensed Massage Therapist prior to receiving any massage modality.
Other modalities used at AFHC to benefit the patient’s specific need may include aromatic or musical modalities. All modalities including soft touch massage are implemented only after the patient’s specific needs are identified by the Interdisciplinary Group.
The Staff at AFHC continue to rely on “tried and true” traditional pain and symptom management, but for those who choose a more “holistic” management, these additional modalities are available.
Hydrotherapy is the application of water in any of the three forms (Solid, Liquid, Vapor) to the body for therapeutic purposes. Hydrotherapy is an additional aid to the healthy function of the body. Changes in the body are classified as thermal, mechanical and chemical. Thermal effects are produced by application of water at various temperatures to achieve the desired results.
Aromatherapy is the practice of using natural oils and extras from the various parts of plants to enhance the well – being of mental and physical well – being. The alternative medicine method utilizes the inhalation or absorption of oils to stimulate better body function. Different oils are used for different treatments and remedies for various conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions & Resources
What areas does Alinea Family Hospice Care serve?
When is it time to consider hospice? Who should make this decision?
Times to Consider Hospice
- When an individual is experiencing a life-limiting illness and has chosen to no longer seek aggressive treatment for the illness.
- When an individual displays a rapid decline or excessive and/or consistent weight loss compounded by a comorbidities and is not responding successfully to treatment.
- When an individual is experiencing excessive physician visits and hospitalization secondary to a late-stage disease.
- When an individual is incapable of appropriately communicating any potential discomfort/pain secondary to their physical or mental condition, hospice care is an option to consider.
- When an individual is no longer capable of safely consuming any nutrition by mouth, and other alternatives of feeding have been declined.
Should we wait for our doctor to raise the topic of hospice or should we raise it first?
What is the referral process?
- Express concern of clinical issues with patient and/or family and explain the desire to refer the patient to hospice service.
- Call Alinea Family Hospice Care. Our team will provide you with appropriate education throughout the entire referral process.
- Alinea Family Hospice Care admission coordinator will contact family and set up an appointment.
- A qualified registered nurse will assess the patient for clinical need for hospice care. On the decision to being hospice services, the order will be obtained from the physician of patient’s or family’s choice.
- One simple phone call from your and Alinea Family Hospice Care will do the rest. AFHC believes in a team approach and will communicate the interdisciplinary plan of care with all appropriate care professionals, caregivers, and the patient.
Is all hospice care the same?
What if a patient shows sign of recovery while they are in hospice care?
What is the hospice admission process?
What changes or equipment do I need to bring into my home before hospice begins?
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