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"Once we got there, the place was beautiful and the staff was loving and caring. They took great care of my mom and us! I feel so blessed that my mom was able to" spend her last days there! They are truly gracious and loving! Considering the circumstances, it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. They made it the best it could possible be for us!

-Marci A.

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"They communicated well with us about everything they were doing for her and received all of our observations of her well. They have a full list of all kinds of" staff with specialties to provide the best quality of life and comfort for their patients ranging from pet therapists to physicians and nurses. Their care was comprehensive and extremely caring. I call them angels for the work they do and the quality with which they perform their work. I would highly recommend them to others.

-MICHAEL & KAREN F.

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In-home hospice

If your loved one is faced with a terminal illness, he or she may qualify to receive hospice care. This type of palliative or comfort-measures only type of care helps patients cope with their illness surrounded by a team of professionals in the surroundings of their own home.

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Home Hospice reviews in Houston

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The rehab portion of the care was very good. The floor that he then went to for dementia was what you would expect. When he became critically ill- they dropped the ball. Until there were triggers they did not test him for UTI that he had. They cannot deal with critically ill people and I would suggest taking them to a hospital. If you loved one is in a stable condition, I would give them a B-/C+ grade. However, if your loved one develops a life-threating illness they do not know how to treat them, or advise them to take them to a hospital. Critically ill patients I would give them an F.
- Olive R.
F

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When my mother went to hospice care at home, there was an initial buzz of activity as people came to do the intake work with my mother, but when she began to experience extreme discomfort and became distraught on a Saturday morning, Hospice Staff responded only minimally to phone calls and did not respond to increasingly panicked emails. The remained basically unresponsive on Sunday, saying only that someone would come on Monday. In response to desperate calls on Monday, they assured us that someone would come early Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning came and the nurse called to say she couldn't make it when scheduled and she was asked to come as soon as she could. By 4PM Tuesday, no one had come or called, so I called in a fury - finally someone showed up soon after I called. She indicated my mother had a faint heart beat and then shortly after, shook her head and indicated she was gone. No discussion was made of any resuscitation efforts despite the fact that my mother had not signed a DNR (this is a minor point - I think not trying to revive her at this point was the right decision, but discussing the decision given the lack of a DNR would have been the right thing to do). So basically, my mother and the family friend who was living with her and trying to take care of her were miserable and without support for the last four days of my mother's life. The friend/caretaker still struggles with guilt wondering if she could have said something that would have made them come sooner and I still remember waiting for hours on Tuesday doing minor chores and waiting for the response that didn't come. I seriously considered
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- but that would have just kept the wounds wide open.
We were entirely abandoned by the Hospice in the 4 days before my mother died. I communicated our experience to the
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and Social Worker who called to follow up - they indicated that they would relay my story. The only times I heard from them after that was from fund raisers.
- David V.
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There has been numerous times that the "provider" didn't call or show up. They have been contracted to give personal care for my ill mother and during the past 8 months she has lost 1/2 her body weight. No communication between the people that show up and the office. I found her refrigerator w/ spoiled food and took out 3 garbage bags of rotten items. This care provider service has had close to 8 different people show up during the time we have used them. This last episode was that nobody gave care from 12-5-2014 to 12-11-2014. I have contacted the office w/ my concerns and the supervisor "
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" could not give a reason and passed the phone to a person that works for her after I asked to speak to the owner
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. I have left 3 messages in 2 days and still no return call by him. For a company that claims to care for people it's truley sad to think that there are bed ridden humans that depends on this type of service. If my mother didn't have a loveing family she would be neglected by Avatar.
- Sam W.
A

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There was no cost because it was a Medicare program. The staff was incredibly personal, caring, and capable. They provided my brother with excellent comforting care.
- MARGARET P.
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I would like to Thank all the staff at
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for all their help in our time of need. The care that was provided to my grand father was amazing. It was very difficult for our family to make the decision to put our loved one on hospice care knowing ultimately that the end was in the near future.
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helped to put us as ease, answering all our questions and concerns. They helped to relieve our stress with all their help fullness and services that were provided. They made my grand father so comfortable in his home. The nurses that came out to our home were great, they made my grand fathers needs a priority and always made sure he had everything that he needed. The
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was fantastic as well, what a kind and generous man of God, we appreciated all the words he spoke to us.
If you are looking for a genuine company who truly cares about their patients, choose
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.
- Cindy C.
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1) I requested help for my wife on the first night to get a catheter and bedpan. I was told that she should just "use" the bed she was sleeping in and some one would be out the next day sometime to help...sometime between 8-5. I had to make several calls to get someone's attention and they finally but reluctantly came out to help. ...More /> 2) There seems to be a constant change of staff with no continuity between members
3) I have tried to contact their "after hours" (which is a joke) to find out why the pain medicine that was promised two day previously has not been delivered. No response/no one can or will help. The have allowed her to run completely out of pain medicine and spend what may be her last day/hours in extreme pain.
3) They only work from 8-5 and after that is extremely difficult to get any help/assistance outside that time frame.
4) Beginning the third month and have only had one 5 minute visit by a doctor that was in a hurry to get in and out.
5) The one positive thing (bedside manner) is that only one nurse (
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) and one attendant (Crystal) seemed to be the only people that really care about taking care of my wife in her final days.
- Robert L.
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When
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came by he sat with my step dad at the kitchen table. My Step dad was dying from cancer and also had dementia.
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took his blood pressure, oxygen level, temperature. He let my Mom know what it was.
He then took him into the shower and cleaned him up. Something my Mom was unable to do....More /> He explained hospice to my Mom and told her honestly how her husband was doing.
Arranged the services my Step Dad needed. Always had a smile on his face.
Hospice is always very scary, He made it more comfortable for the whole family.
I went down to visit 10/11/14 through the 20th.
Very impressed.
My Step Dad passed away a month later.
God thank you for hospice aids like
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- Mary N.
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Medical supplies, an oxygen generator, a commode, and incontinence supplies, arrived the next day. The coordinator arranged for a home health
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to come each morning to get my husband out of bed, bathed and through breakfast. The nurse comes every week to check his vital signs, and help take care of skin changes. Even though we also have to hire additional help for other times of the day, it is a great relief to have the Samaritan
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and nurse available every day. My husband has dementia and can sometimes be very difficult to handle, but all of the aides, especially our primary
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, Salema, have been wonderful with him. If you are caring for a family member, don't wait until the last moment to call for hospice assistance.
- roman A.

All Home Hospice in Houston

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A Hug Away Healthcare

1203 Avenue D
Katy

A Place For Mom

701 Fifth Avenue

Abundance Private Care

6420 Richmond ave suite 360
Houston

Accredited Hospices of America

14520 Old Katy Rd
Houston

Accredo Health Group Inc

9307 Kirby Dr
Houston

Advanced Care Hospice

184 Gulf Fwy S Ste A2
League City

Agape Heritage Home

1911 Grand Willow Lane
Richmond

Alere Inc

6465 National Dr

Amgref Healthcare Corporation

4450 South Wayside
Houston

Apria Healthcare

255 Pennbright Dr
Houston

Avatar Home Health Care Agency LLC

26003 Oak Ridge Dr
Spring

BrightStar Care

3311 Richmond Ave
Houston

Christian Hands Healthcare

P. O. BOX 6178
Katy

Comfort Keepers of Sugar Land Texas

14090 Southwest Fwy
Sugar Land

Compliance Review Services

11201 Steeple Park Drive
Houston

Dr. Rebecca Clearman MD

7505 Main St Ste 530
Houston

Epitome Homecare Assistance, Inc.

20501 Katy Freeway, Suite 138B

Family Home Health Care

7373 Aidmore
Houston

Forever Prosperity Care

6323 Founding
Katy

Gloria's Guest Cottage for Seniors, Inc

24935 Stuebner Airline
Tomball

Grace Hospice of Texas

340 N Sam Houston Parkway East
Houston

Heart to Heart Hospice

12929 Gulf Fwy
Houston

HEARTLAND HOSPICE CARE - HOUSTON

1434 W SAM HOUSTON PKWY N
Houston

Home Helpers

10500 Scarsdale Blvd.
Houston

Home Instead Senior Care

616 FM 1960 W
Houston

Home Instead Senior Care

14200 Gulf Fwy Ste 222
Houston

Home Instead Senior Care

8313 SW Fwy
Houston

Home Instead Senior Care

111 Rhodes St
Conroe

Home Instead Senior Care

1621 23rd St
Galveston

Home Instead Senior Care - Houston

4200 Westheimer Rd
Houston

Home Instead Senior Care - Houston

11201 Richmond Ave
Houston

Hospice At Home By Suzanne

2660 Marilee Ln
Houston

HOUSTON HOSPICE

1905 HOLCOMBE BLVD
Houston

HoustonMedicalProfSocialConnection22

12414 Seaswept Drive
Houston

In Home Attendant Services Ltd

PO Box 131245
Houston

Innovative Nurses & Sitters

5909 West Loop South, #130
Bellaire

International Association Hospice

5535 Memorial Drive
Houston

JDM SPECIAL CARE

6722 Roemary Lane
Houston

LRG'S HOTEL MEDICAL

23123 WEST RD
Houston

maria's companion care

energy corridor eldridge/briarforest area
Houston

Massage2U

2510 Whitney st
Houston

Memorial Hermann Hospice

16538 Air Center Blvd
Houston

Mrs. T's Assisted Living

15330 Long Look
Houston

Northeast Hospice Services

9813 Memorial Blvd Ste H
Humble

Nurses Night & Day Inc

4310 Austin St
Houston

Odyssey Health Care

1003 E Fm 700
Big Spring

Pantry Stockers Houston

1962 Eastmont Lane
Missouri City

Professional Caretakers - Houston

7155 Old Katy Rd
Houston

QSTAFF Home HealthCare

451 Hwy 3 S.
League City

Resolutions Hospice

14521 Old Katy Rd
Houston

Right at Home

9103 Havencrest Dr
Houston

Senior Helpers

PO Box 79099
Houston

Senior Helpers - North Houston

14405 Walters Road
Houston

Serenity Care Homes

1767 Memorial Drive
Houston

Silverado Senior Living Inc

13810 Champion Forest Dr
Houston

Silverado Senior Living Inc

13810 Champion Forest
Houston

Texas Premier Care Services

14525 Fm 529 Rd
Houston

Trinity Live-In & Caregiver Services

20306 Horseshoe Canyon Dr
Cypress

Vitas Innovative Hospice Care

4848 Loop Central Dr
Houston

You're First LLC

18319 Cypress Stone Lane
Cypress
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