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We want our patients and their families to be informed when it comes to making a decision about the hospice care of a terminally ill patient. If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us at 972.353.0800 or email us at wecare@harrishospice.com.

What is hospice?
When medicine cannot find a cure, hospice care allows a terminally ill patient to remain in their environment of choice, as pain and symptom free as possible, as alert and active as desired, and with loved ones nearby. Hospice offers a specially trained and multi-disciplined medical team dedicated to providing comfort, compassion, and guidance through this life-changing trauma.

Who qualifies for hospice?
Hospice care is appropriate when a doctor, along with the patient and their family, decide that the patient may no longer benefit from a curative treatment. Patients may be discharged from hospice if their condition improves, and hospice care may be resumed at a later time if necessary.

How much does hospice care cost?
Harris Hospice services related to the terminal diagnosis are 100% covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or by most private insurance.

How do I choose a hospice team?
Patients and their families facing a terminal illness deserve the very best of care. Over the years, Harris Hospice has become a valued member of the local community. With the utmost standards of integrity, we continually strive to raise the bar in providing hospice services to our friends, neighbors, and family. When it is time to choose the right hospice care for yourself or a family member, we invite you to schedule a complimentary and informative consultation with a member of our hospice team.

If I have stopped a treatment such as chemotherapy and chosen hospice, may I resume my treatment when there is a new cure for my illness? Yes, you may stop or start hospice at any time. At Harris Hospice, we are here for you when you need us.

If unhappy with the services of one hospice, may the patient switch to another? Yes, the patient can be transferred the very same day. Just call the hospice you desire and they will make the necessary arrangements. Finding the right hospice team can provide peace of mind and the comfort in knowing your loved one is receiving the best care possible. Hospice not only provides care for the patient, but provides care and support for families as well.