Grace Lutheran Church

Service Opportunities

Hospice Volunteer

November is National Hospice/Palliative Care Month, a time when care providers across the country are working to educate people about high quality end-of-life care. Hospice of South Texas wants to help people understand options for care when facing a serious or life-limiting illness.

"Thinking about Hospice as not a place but a kind of care that provides pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families," said Hilary Lucas, Director of Community Relations. "For more than thirty years Hospice has brought dignity, hope, and love to people on life’s final journey."

NHPCO reports that 1.4 million patients were served by the nation’s Hospice providers last year. Hospice helped these patients and their family caregivers live as fully as possible – up until the end of life. Hospice ensures that people coping with a life-limiting illness will live with dignity, comfort, and compassion.

"As Hospice professionals, our mission is to serve patients and families, and we’re committed to making sure they receive the care they want. National Hospice/Palliative Care Month provides a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of the options of care available," Lucas added.

Hospice of South Texas help participants understand what Hospice is, the services provided, when Hospice or palliative care is appropriate, and other vital health care issues that all consumers should be familiar with. The importance of communicating your wishes to family and loved ones – early and often – will be emphasized, and ways to help initiate these difficult discussions will be provided.

Hospice of South Texas can provide the community with more information about hospice, palliative care or advance care planning. Please contact us at 361-572-4300 or check out our website at www.hospiceofsouthtexas.org to learn more.