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The mission of Bluebonnet Health Services is to provide the best in comprehensive hospice care and support to families and individuals who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness for which cure is no longer indicated. Physical, emotional, social and spiritual care is provided by a medically supervised interdisciplinary team of professionals and volunteers. At Bluebonnet, we are committed to quality patient care, patient dignity, and quality improvement as we strive to provide care that is palliative, holistic and supportive. Hospice care neither hastens nor postpones death, but rather affirms life. It is our belief that through personal relationships and a caring community, terminally ill patients and their families can live with dignity and comfort as they cope with issues both during and after the final stages of life.
Bluebonnet Health Services - Specialized care for patients and their loved ones during life's final journey.
Hospice care refers to the special attention needed by patients in the late stages of a terminal illness. Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death. Hospice care differs from other forms of health care in that not only does it address the needs of the patient, but also the needs of his or her family.
Qualifying for hospice care requires the patient's physician to certify a life expectancy of six months or less "if the patient's disease runs its natural course". Patients can continue to be eligible if they live beyond six months or their disease process continues.
To palliate means to make comfortable by treating a person's symtoms from an illness. Hospice and palliative care focus on comforting the patient by addressing issues causing physical and emotional pain. The goals of Bluebonnet are to improve the quality of life for the seriously ill patient and to support his or her loved ones during and after treatment.
To receive hospice care, please ask your doctor for a referral or contact Bluebonnet Health Services directly. Patient/client services are provided without regard to race, color, creed, sex, handicap or place of origin.
We will be pleased to discuss our services with you, your family and your physician.
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