Do you have a terminal illness? Do you need help with your pain or other symptoms? Do you want to plan for your family after you are gone?
Hospice care offers pain relief, comfort and support to people who are dying and their families. It is one type of care for people who expect to live for six months or less.
If you choose hospice, you choose to give up care to treat your terminal illness. You will still get care to treat your pain. You also will get other services, such as counseling.
You can get hospice in your home or in a hospital, nursing home, intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or related conditions, or hospice facility.
Where to call to receive DADS services and supports
To learn more
Fact sheets about DADS programs that offer hospice services:
- 211 Texas can provide information about local, state or federal services.
- Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) — The ADRCs provide information about and help with state and federal benefits. They can also help you learn about local programs and services. Anyone — individuals, family members, friends or professionals — can receive information tailored to their needs.
- Medicaid Estate Recovery Program — The state may file a claim against the estate of a deceased Medicaid recipient, age 55 and older, who applied for certain long-term care services on or after March 1, 2005. Claims include the cost of services, hospital care and prescription drugs supported by Medicaid under certain programs.
- Searchable list of home health agencies lets you search for home health care in Texas by county, city, area code or ZIP code.
- Yourtexasbenefits.com — This website offers you easy and secure online access to Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) benefits including Medicaid, SNAP food benefits, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and nursing home care and other services for people who are elderly or have disabilities.
Updated: July 17, 2013