Hospice and Palliative Care

When It's Time for a Trusted Partner

Devinity Hospice is the hospice of choice, employer of preference, training center of excellence and the community's trusted partner for comprehensive end of life care.
It is our vision that no one ends the journey of life alone, afraid or in Pain.

About Hospice

We believe in truly divine care and have a sacred calling to serve. We honor the opportunity to be a part of your family’s decision-making processes by respecting the wishes of the patients under our care as well as their families. Our patient focus plan of care which provides compassion, dignity, comfort and respect is tailored to unique needs and desires of your loved ones.
Devinity hospice team members include registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nurse aides, physicians, social workers, chaplains, volunteers, physical, occupational and speech therapist
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions and provide support. Anyone can make a referral to hospice by calling (281) 570-4072. All calls are handled with sensitivity and are confidential.

Our Services

At Devinity Hospice, we believe that everyone has the right to think about and determine the kind of care he or she would want at the end of life. We are dedicated to expanding the choices available to people with life-limiting illnesses and providing a specialized kind of expert care focused on enhancing comfort and overall quality of life, despite advancing illness.

Nursing Care

Our Registered nurses manages care for all our patients, and directly provides patient care, monitor medications and check all vital signs and symptoms. The nurse maintains communication with the physician as the patient's condition and treatment changes warrants.

Physician Services

The patient's physician approves the care plan and works closely with our hospice team. A hospice medical director that is readily available as a consultant and resource for the physician, patient, and the hospice care team.

Bereavement Services

We provide support for family members and significant others throughout the patient's illness and for a minimum of 12 months (more, if needed) following the death.

Certified Nurses Aide Services

Our team of certified Nurses Aides provide personal care for the patient including bathing, shampooing, shaving, and nail care. Certified Nurse Aides also provide valuable feedback to the Team regarding their observation and the patient's needs.

Medical Social Services

Our social worker evaluates the options and advocate for the patient and family in obtaining the possible resources available. The social worker also provides advice to patient and family members during the crisis period while providing feedback to our hospice team on recommended changes.

Volunteers

Volunteers are trained in good listening skills and provide compassionate support for both patient and family. They offer companionship and help with everyday tasks such as shopping, sitting, and other tasks which help maintain the family's routine. Volunteer services may also include professional and personal care services.

Living Will

The best known of these tools is the living will, a written document that defines your wishes about treatments and what should or should not be done.

Power of Attorney

The durable power of attorney for healthcare decisions is another such tool, allowing you to name a proxy representative who could speak for your values and wishes if you are not able to speak for yourself

Advance Directives

Advance directive documents are legally recognized in every state, although each state has established its own parameters for the use of these tools.

OUR TEAM

Devinity Hospice provides individualized care through an Interdisciplinary team. This team consists of the Registered nurse, Physician, Social worker, Chaplain, certified nurse’s aid and Volunteer.

Nurses

The skilled nurses provide hands-on experience, while assessing the needs and managing the pain and symptoms of the patients.

Physician

Hospice Physicians, in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician , create a care plan that manages pain.

Social Worker

The social workers look after emotional needs, helping patients with feelings of fear and anxiety issues with family.

Chaplain

The chaplains, or spiritual counselor, provide emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families.

Volunteer

Volunteers may provide services either in the way of clerical support to the office, or through patient care activities.

Levels of Care

Four levels of care are provided. A patient can move from one level to another and back, depending on the services required to fulfill his or her needs. These four levels are:

1. Routine Home Care:

The basis of standardized hospice care; home visits by interdisciplinary team members to manage the well-being of patient.

2. Continuous Care:

Continuous care is designed to assist with symptom control of a patient who has not been responsive to medication changes.

3. Respite:

Respite is designed for patients who live at home with their family and provides up to five days of care at a contracted nursing facility.

4. In-Patient Care:

In-Patient care is provided when a patient is in crisis & symptoms are better managed at a facility wherein 24 hour nursing is available .

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