Hospice Care Team
By Kiko Martinez
It takes an entire team to provide the quality care and genuine compassion that Altus Hospice is known for in Texas. From as south as Laredo to as north as Round Rock, the Altus care team, which is comprised of “a diverse group of highly trained healthcare professionals” from nine locations across the state, is “tailored to meet the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient.”
“It is very important to have long-term, committed employees who always put patients first,” said Jessica Taylor, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Altus Hospice. “Without a dedicated staff, we would be just another hospice agency.”
According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s annual overview of hospice care delivery in America, 1.43 million Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in hospice care for at least one day in 2016. The average length of service for Medicare patients enrolled in hospice during that time was 71 days.
With the dedication of the Altus staff, patients are given more than a place. They’re offered a “concept of caring,” so they can spend their final days in peace and comfort and with dignity as they are surrounded by family and friends who love them.
“At Altus, we focus on the quality of life at the end of life,” Taylor added. “We believe that everyone deserves to live a full life even with a terminal illness. A knowledgeable staff leads to patient and family satisfaction, and that is our number one goal.”
When a cure isn’t possible, hospice offers a person-centered approach to treatment that includes expert medical care, comprehensive pain management, and emotional and spiritual support – most often provided in your home. Living life to the fullest, up to the final moment is what hospice care is all about.
When you or someone you love has a serious illness, time is precious. Hospice can provide comfort and support to make the most of that precious time. Hospice care delivers expertise to improve quality of life and relief from pain and symptoms associated with a terminal diagnosis.
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