At Fairmont Hospice, we are a team of caregivers and health care professionals who have come together to serve the Sugar Land, Richmond, and Houston areas, with over 100 years of combined experience in the health care field.
We understand how tough it is when families hear about hospice and life-limiting illnesses. At Fairmont Hospice we will guide you and your loved ones through this often confusing stage by providing comfort and assistance. Hospice care is a patient- and family-centered approach that includes a team of vigilant professionals.
We strive to make every day a new day for our patients. Our care is concentrated around the whole family via physical, emotional and spiritual support. We help patients enhance their quality of life, and provide assistance when and where it's needed most.
Hospice is a service of caring for people with progressive life-limiting illnesses. Hospice helps make the remainder of their lives be more fulfilling, dignified and peaceful. Hospice combines the best in pain control, symptom management, emotional and spiritual support.
Our hospice team delivers care to the patient's home or wherever the patient resides, so they can be in their familiar peaceful environment. No having to be transported back and forth to emergency rooms or clinics.
National surveys have shown that the vast majority of Americans wish to remain at home in their last year, surrounded by familiar sights and sounds. Fairmont Hospice helps patients remain at home and supports the family in caregiving. By empowering patients to make informed decisions about their care, we help patients get "back in the driver's seat" and guide them along the road they choose.
Caring for an ill loved one can be physically and emotionally demanding. To help during this challenging time, Fairmont Hospice offers families a reprieve from caregiving and extra support when emotional and physical resources are running low.
We also provide all of our patients with 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week phone support so no matter the time, there is always a trained medical professional available to advise, support, or even visit if needed.
For residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities, Fairmont Hospice can help manage symptoms and control pain through care programs specially designed to complement services already in place. We also help train and support facility staff, meaning our patients receive the advantage of two health care organizations committed to helping patients and their families facing end-of-life challenges.
Hospice makes death come sooner.
Hospice neither hastens nor postpones dying. The aim is to improve the quality of remaining life so patients can enjoy time with family and friends and experience a natural, pain-free death. In most cases, good hospice care can extend life.
Hospice is giving up hope; it’s better to fight for life.
Most terminally ill patients experience less anxiety by refocusing hope on what might be realistically achieved in the time remaining. If continuing discomfort and painful curative treatment for an illness is fruitless, hospice patients benefit more from having their symptoms treated instead.
A hospice patient who shows signs of recovery can’t return to regular medical treatment.
If a patient’s condition improves during Hospice Care, they can be discharged from Hospice Services and can return to curative treatment, based on their choice. If needed, they can later return to Hospice Care.
A hospice patient can’t change his or her mind and return to curative treatment even if their prognosis hasn’t changed.
A patient can go on and off Hospice Care as needed—or if they change their mind and decide to return to curative treatment. They may also enter hospital for certain types of treatment if it involves improving their quality of life.
Hospice care is limited to a maximum of six months.
In the U.S., many insurance companies, as well as the Medicare Hospice Benefit, require that a terminally ill patient has a prognosis of six months or less to start hospice, but a terminally-ill patient can receive Hospice Care for as long as necessary.
We understand that a one-size-fits-all plan doesn't actually fit all. Daily care can include anything from hygiene to supervision, to support the patient and their family. We will take the time to get to know you and develop an individualized care plan that fits your specific needs. Contact Fairmont Hospice today to learn more about our services.
300 Jackson St, Richmond, Texas 77469, United States