Who is Guiding Light Hospice
Guiding Light Hospice is a non-denomination, registered, community based hospice care agency licensed by State of Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) and Medicare (CMS) and Accredited by Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).
The diagnosis of a life limiting illness causes immeasurable emotional distress for patients and their loved ones. The pain and symptoms associated with these conditions can become unbearable and decisions about care and treatment are often overwhelming and difficult to make. Guiding Light Hospice provides hospice care and other related services to assist families dealing with these tough times in the Greater San Antonio area.
Guiding Light Hospice restores quality of life for patients by reducing the pain and symptoms associated with their life limiting illness. We get to know our patients and their loved ones on a personal level and work closely with a team of specialists to develop a palliative care plan that supports patient and family end-of-life goals. While we do not administer curative care, our staff will aggressively treat symptoms and pain to ensure comfort.
What services does Guiding Light Hospice Provide?
Guiding Light is one of the few hospices in the nation to provide home visits for hospice patients during the initial days of Hospice by a Board Certified Physician in Hospice and Palliative Care.
The levels of hospice care covered under Medicare and Medicaid include
- Respite Care: Which allows time off for caregivers while a trained aid steps in to assist with patient care at home.
- Routine Home Care: Nurses, volunteers and social workers make routine visits to the home several times a week to assist with care.
- Continuous Home Care: Aggressive treatment to manage pain and symptoms, administered at a patient’s home.
- Inpatient Care: Care delivered at a hospice facility with a full staff of nurses and physicians on hand. This care is typically administered near end of life, when treatment becomes too great to bear at home.
Why Choose Guiding Light Hospice?
When you receive hospice care from Guiding Light Hospice, you can expect compassionate, sensitive support throughout every step of the comfort care process. We take a personalized approach to every patient’s care and work with a full team of specialists and physicians who are Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care to develop a treatment plan that best suits the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient and family (TOTAL CARE). Each comfort care plan is tailored to meet the specific goals a patient and his or her family.