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Divine Mercy Hospice
An Interfaith Hospice

2364 HY-287 N.  Suite 117  Mansfield, Texas 76063

   

What is Hospice?

Hospice is a program of coordinated care, provided by a team of professionals and volunteers. It offers non-curative, comfort care for persons in the last days of a terminal illness. This care is provided where the patient resides, allowing them to spend their remaining days among family and friends, in a comfortable and dignified manner.

What does Hospice include?

Hospice includes medications, necessary medical equipment, and medical supplies. The hospice team also provides social, emotional, and spiritual comfort to the patient and loved ones. Team members include: a nurse (RN), medical director (physician), chaplain, medical social worker, hospice aides, trained volunteers, and bereavement services.


What Hospice provides and pays for:
  • Visits by professional staff and trained volunteers. This includes nurses, hospice aides, social workers, spiritual counselors (if requested), therapists (physical, occupational, speech), bereavement counselors, and volunteers

  • Medications related to the terminal illness and needed to relieve pain and other symptoms

  • Equipment and supplies, such as adjustable beds, commodes, etc., that are needed for safety and comfort

  • Respites in care facilities if necessary for control of symptoms

  • Short term continuous care during periods of crisis

  • Doctor visits related to the terminal diagnosis

What Hospice does not pay for:

  • Room and board
  • Treatments or medications designed to cure terminal illness
  • Hired caregivers


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