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Home care provides services to persons of all ages and includes preventive, acute, sub-acute, rehabilitative, and long-term care. Services range from simple assistance in activities of daily living to high-tech IV therapy.  Respite care is short-term temporary relief for caregivers and is available under the most appropriate category of care to meet the needs of the client and caregivers.  In Texas, there are three major categories of home care provided through licensed Home and Community Support Services Agencies.

If you would like more information call the Texas Association for Home Care & Hospices at (800) 880-8893.

About Home Care and Hospice...

Home care provides services to persons of all ages and includes preventive, acute, sub-acute, rehabilitative, and long-term care. Services range from simple assistance in activities of daily living to high-tech IV therapy.  Respite care is short-term temporary relief for caregivers and is available under the most appropriate category of care to meet the needs of the client and caregivers.  In Texas, there are three major categories of home care provided through licensed Home and Community Support Services Agencies.

Hospice programs provide state-of-the-art palliative care and supportive services to individuals at the end of their lives, their family members and significant others, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in both the home and facility-based care settings.  Physical, social, spiritual, and emotional care is provided by a clinically-directed interdisciplinary team consisting of patients and their families, professionals, and volunteers. This interdisciplinary team works together to develop a plan of care and to provide services that will enhance the quality of life and provide support for the individual and family while respecting their wishes during the terminal phases of the illness and the bereavement period. Hospice affirms life and neither hastens nor postpones death.

Choosing a Provider...

Finding the best home care provider for your needs requires a little research, but it is time well spent. Quality of care and competency of personnel should be your primary concerns. You have the right to choose any home care provider who is qualified to provide the services you need, although that choice may be restricted somewhat if you are enrolled in a managed care plan (such as a Medicare Advantage Plan).

 

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Caring for your health or that of a loved one is the most important decisions you make. Association membership is an indication that the agency is continually informed and actively involved in the home care industry.

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Important...

Whether you need health care for a parent or a child...studies show that persons allowed to heal in their own home recover faster than in an institutional setting.