To understand what Hope Hospice does, it is necessary to first understand hospice. Hospice is not a place; it is a philosophy of care that aims to care for the whole person – body, mind and soul – during the final months of a life-limiting illness. Hospice focuses on keeping people comfortable so they may spend their time doing the things that are most important to them. To achieve comfort, hospices use many tools: the expertise of a team (nurses, aides, physicians, social workers, chaplains and volunteers), medications, supplies and medical equipment. Hospice’s role is not to replace the primary caregiver, but to supplement them. We are an extra set of eyes, hands and ears.
What sets Hope apart is its longevity, commitment to community and focus on mission.
Hope’s mission is to provide exemplary care, comfort and education to all affected by life-limiting illness, grief and loss. Hope Hospice has helped other hospices in Texas get started, taught hospices and churches how to start and sustain grief support groups and children’s grief camps. And every day Hope teaches the families of its patients how to care for themselves and their families during this turning point in their family’s story.
It is with great joy that Hope brings these services, that have now been used for generations in Comal County, to Blanco. It is our hope that anyone in need of support during a serious illness or a listening ear during their grief will know they can depend on Hope Hospice. If you have questions about how we can serve your family or when to initiate care, please call us day or night at (830) 625-7525.