Hospice Partners of America was founded by a team of experienced hospice professionals with a goal of providing exceptional hospice care across the country. Our compassionate hospice team was born out of the realization that while many hospice agencies are started on the principles of providing compassionate end-of-life care, most get bogged down in the complex business aspects of the healthcare environment. The increasing complexity of insurance, Medicare and hospice regulations causes many hospice providers to spend a majority of their time dealing with paper rather than people. But that is not the case with Hospice Partners of America.
Manages the patient’s pain and symptoms; assists the patient with the emotional and psychosocial and spiritual aspects of dying; provides needed drugs, medical supplies, and equipment; coaches the family on how to care for the patient; delivers special services like speech and physical therapy when needed; makes short-term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home, or the caregiver needs respite time; and provides bereavement care and counseling to surviving family and friends.
Care is covered under Medicare, Medicaid, most private insurance plans, HMOs, and other managed care organizations.
Be A Hospice Volunteer!
Today there are almost 500,000 caring individuals serving as hospice volunteers across the United States. Serving as valued members of the hospice care team, volunteers enhance the patient and family experience by helping meet specific needs. Volunteers give their time and compassion to patients and families dealing with end-of-life care needs as well as assisting with administrative office needs and bereavement support. Alamo Hospice relies on our volunteers to assist us in delivering exceptional end-of-life care.
Volunteers range in age from teens to senior citizens. Some volunteers come to hospice as part of their high school or college course requirements. Some individuals experienced the benefits of hospice through the loss of a loved one and now want to give back through serving others during this difficult time. Some volunteers have professional skills or specialized expertise, but most are just empathetic people who want to help and serve their community.
Hospice volunteers can dedicate as little or as much time as they wish. Some volunteers donate several hours each week while others commit to a few hours each month. Some hospice volunteers prefer to offer services on an as-needed basis. All volunteers will have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one discussion with our Volunteer Coordinator to discuss their interests and availability.
All volunteer candidates must pass a drug and background check prior to beginning service with our organization. Our agency will cover the cost of both the drug test and the background check.
For more information on volunteering, or do fill out the contact form, click here.