When It Matters Most

Superior Hospice Care Makes The Difference

Life is difficult and full of obstacles.  But as a member of a hospice team we work tirelessly to not let obstacles prevent patients from experiencing life in the way they choose!

A few years after moving to Texas from Northern California, a man and wife just wanted to go home when he began to rapidly decline after a diagnosis of Lung Cancer.  Quickly the couple became heartbroken when the reality of the move set in.  It was to be a 1,858 mile, 28-hour trip.  They would need insurance, housing, medical equipment, caregiver assistance, packing, moving and even a new home.  They decided it was too much to do on their own.

This is the point when a Social Worker of Alamo Hospice, a member hospice provider of the Hospice Partners of America family, began to see the opportunity to make something special happen.

Logistics were arranged including movers, transportation, medical necessities were covered and the couple was even able to purchase a home next door to the wife’s sister.

As the move date approached, the gentleman began an even greater decline which threatened to cancel the move.  The Alamo team, along with others, embarked on a herculean task and secured specialized medical air transportation which ensured the trip could take place.  Despite a few more medical bumps along the way, the couple landed in California, drove to their new home and got the patient comfortable in his bed surrounded by friends and family.

One thing we don’t do at Hospice Partners of America is give up hope, we redefine it!

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