If you’re facing a life-limiting illness or seeking hospice care for a loved one, choose an agency that will go above and beyond to accommodate your needs. Autumn Woods Hospice provides in-home and in-patient care for individuals needing hands-on assistance. We serve the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and areas surrounding.
Our team of doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, home health aides, clergy, therapists, and trained volunteers offer support based on their particular areas of expertise to care for you. We share love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control with our patients. Although the majority of our patients are over the age of 65, our clinical staff have expertise in all age groups.
Our hospice staff is available 24/7. Our services are always on call. We’re JAHCO and VA certified and we work with Medicare and Medicaid.
Mission and Philosophy
Our mission is to provide the highest quality, compassionate hospice care to patients and families. We actively participate in the community as a leader in hospice education and civic responsibility.
At Autumn Woods Hospice, patients and families are treated with respect and dignity and provided with comfort and care during their life while on hospice.
Autumn Woods Hospice is a well-managed system of care that is dedicated to embracing life. We strive to enable the patient and their families to maintain dignity and quality of life by providing physical, emotional, and spiritual comfort and support as they complete their journey here on earth.
What is Hospice?
Hospice is not a place. It is a service with the concept of caring for those who have life-limiting illnesses. Although hospice normally does not provide a cure, it offers comfort care and assistance that help maintain a better quality of life for an individual. Hospice takes place wherever the need exists.
Hospice is a philosophy of care. The hospice philosophy recognizes death as the final stage of life and seeks to enable patients to continue an alert, pain-free life and to manage other symptoms so that their last days may be spent with dignity and quality, surrounded by their loved ones. Hospice affirms life and does not hasten nor postpone death. Hospice care treats the person rather than the disease; it highlights quality rather than the length of life. It provides family-centered care involving the patient and family in making decisions. Hospice care provides humane and compassionate care for people during the final phases of an incurable disease so that a person may live a full and comfortable life as possible.
When is Hospice Appropriate?
Hospice care is appropriate when you can no longer benefit from curative treatment and your life expectancy is about 6 months. But it is important to understand that your symptoms are managed and any clinical problem that is treatable will be treated. You will simply choose to no longer aggressively treat your specific terminal issue. You, your family, and your doctor decide together when hospice services should begin.
One of the problems with beginning hospice is that it is often not started soon enough. Sometimes the doctor, patient, or family member will resist trying hospice because it sends no message of hope. This is not true. If your condition improves or the disease goes into remission, you can be discharged from the hospice program and return to active treatment if desired. Hospice care may be resumed at a later time. The hope is that hospice brings quality day-to-day life during the stage of an advanced illness.
The agency may use your health information, information that constitutes protected health information as defined in the Privacy Rule of the Administrative Simplification provisions of the health insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 for purposes of providing you treatment, obtaining payment for your care, and conducting health care operations. The agency has established policies to guard against unnecessary disclosure of your health information.
To know more about services, contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.