Hospice of Odessa is more than you expect. Our programs offer care for your loved one during a serious illness, and comfort and support for you. Some of our palliative care and bereavement programs include: Rays of Hope, We Honor Veterans, Pathways, and Pet Peace of Mind. However, we offer a lot more!
A support group for individuals who are actively caring for loved ones in their home, a nursing home, or assisted living facility. Come to receive encouragement, support and education about your role as a caregiver. Pre-registration is appreciated.
A group for adults who are experiencing grief and need support in their lives after loss. Encouragement and basic coping skills offered in this 6-week series of classes.
A two-session workshop offering support and a guide for how to plan for the holidays without your loved one.
A fellowship group for men led by our Chaplain, Clark Racca. Join us for coffee, donuts and friendship. Please consult our calendar for schedule and locations.
An outreach program for widows & widowers. Friends Who Care embraces those who are hurting and provides meaningful concern and support to cry, laugh and remember. The group meets weekly for snacks, game nights, comradery and more.
Hospice of Midland offers memorial services for families and friends to honor and remember those they have lost. We encourage all to attend these special services to commemorate the lives of their loved ones.
Most Community Grief Support Programs are held at Hospice of Midland located at 911 West Texas Avenue in Midland. Please consult our calendar for schedules and locations. These services are free of charge and open to the community. For more information and to register please call (432) 682-2855.
Hospice of Odessa is a We Honor Veterans level four partner and is proud to serve the Veterans of the Permian Basin with our expert care. We Honor Veterans is a national awareness and action campaign developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. This partnership is a coalition of our organization, the Department of Veterans Affairs Department facilities, community organizations and others working together to give excellent end-of-life care to our local Veterans and the necessary support for their families. We are pledged to ensure that no Veteran on our service dies alone or unrecognized.
Hospice of Odessa is committed to providing the highest quality care to our nation’s Veterans living in West Texas. During the admission process, our team of professionals conducts a simple interview to learn about the Veteran’s military service. A military history checklist is used to understand the scope and duration of the service in order to provide the best care possible to the Veteran and support to the Veteran’s family. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, exposure to Agent Orange, psychological and spiritual issues, as well as other complicating factors can be addressed by our expert interdisciplinary hospice team as they work to honor each Veteran’s preferences for their end-of-life care.
Hospice of Midland is proud to partner with Veterans as volunteers who will be specifically assigned to each Veteran patient. Called our Vet-to-Vet program, these volunteers, because of shared experiences, have the unique ability to relate and connect with Veteran patients and their families.
Every Veteran utilizing Hospice of Midland’s services will enjoy a pinning ceremony in gratitude for their service and sacrifice. Veterans will be gifted a We Honor Veterans hat and pin as well as a quilt lovingly made by the Midland Quilters Guild. Near the end of life it is our honor to perform a “Final Salute” for these special heroes.
The Music Therapy program at Hospice of Midland is dedicated to helping fulfill the unique needs of patients and families through musical intervention to increase each individual's quality of life. Music Therapy is the clinical & evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Our Board Certified Music Therapist uses patient preferred music, from Hymns to Rock & Roll, to meet each person wherever they are in their journey to work on communication, mitigate social isolation, facilitate family bonding, create lasting legacy projects, and more. Music is a language in itself and can be a profound experience in our bodies, hearts, and minds from our first to final breath. We offer one-on-one, family, group, and bereavement sessions within our interdisciplinary team approach at no additional cost. If you are interested, don't hesitate to contact us.
Pet Peace of Mind is a national program that enables hospice patients to keep their pets close to them through their end of life journey. For many in hospice care, changes in their physical condition may lead to a decrease of previously enjoyed social opportunities and relationships. The pets offer unconditional love, acceptance, comfort and companionship when it’s needed most.
Pet Peace of Mind provides helping hands and financial assistance to the pet owner in need. Caring volunteers are able to assist patients with their pet care needs. This loving support relieves the patient’s worry for their pet’s current and future needs.
Services offered by Hospice of Odess's Pet Peace of Mind may include assistance with:
All services are need-based and depend upon volunteer availability.
For more information and to schedule a consultation please contact Hospice of Midland’s Volunteer Coordinator (432) 686-6101.
Pathways is a program offered to patients with an advanced, life-limiting illness. This palliative approach to care is community-based and offers guidance, support, and education to its participants and family members. There is no cost to the patient for this service. All medical care continues to be directed by the patient’s personal physician.
Making life-changing choices is often a challenge for people with advanced or chronic illnesses. We offer support to help identify and communicate wishes and goals of care. This helpful program gives you the right information at the right time. It is our aim to help you fulfill your life in a dignified and meaningful way.
"Pathways helped me understand what really matters by giving my life direction when I was at a crossroads. I'm thankful for the support system." -S. White
Hospice of Midland is delighted to participate with For Love and Art to bring this inspiring program to the Permian Basin that celebrates art! This extraordinary experience helps those in need of beauty, joy, and the magic of life through art and what it provides to the human spirit.
Stories have always been important to mankind and can teach core values, share fascinating information, or simply provide entertainment. When it comes to family, stories of family history are how we come to learn just who we are. These stories provide us with cultural identity, they bring us closer to the people around us, and they give us perspective on our own lives.
Life Legacy Stories is designed to preserve memories and record history. After all, who better to tell your story than you?
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The final decision belongs to the patient. Hospice of Midland staff members are highly sensitive to the concerns of entering hospice care and are always available to discuss them with the patient, family and physician.
Most physicians know about hospice; however, if your physician would like more information we invite him or her to call us (432) 653-1737
Hospice is not a place, it is a service and a philosophy of care that focuses on the dignity and comfort of a patient and their family. Hospice of Midland will care for you in your home, nursing home, long-term care facility or any other place in you reside.
Certainly. If improvement in the condition occurs the patient can be discharged from hospice and return to aggressive therapy or any other option they choose. A previous patient may always return to hospice care at another time.
A phone call to Hospice of Odessa (432-653-1737) is all that is needed to facilitate the admission process. Hospice of Midland will contact the patient’s physician to discuss the patient’s eligibility for hospice services. An appointment will then be made with the patient and family for the intake process to begin.
Hospice of Odessa functions as an extension of, not in place of, the patient’s attending physician. Hospice of Odessa also has a medical director available to help patients who do not have a personal physician.
Hospice of Odessa provides medical equipment, supplies and assistive devices necessary to hospice care and related to the patient’s diagnosis.
“Advanced Directive” is a general term that refers to your instructions about future medical care in the event you become unable to speak for yourself. There are two parts the of advance directive: a living will and a medical power of attorney.
There is no set number. The Hospice of Odessa team will prepare an individualized care plan to meet the needs and goals of the patient and family. Hospice of Odessa staff members visit regularly and are always accessible to answer questions and provide support.
It is never easy, and sometimes can be quite hard. At the end of a long progressive illness, nights in particular can be very long, lonely and filled with fear. Hospice of Odessa has staff available 24 hours per day to consult with the family and make visits at night when needed.
Hospice of Odessa patients are cared for by a team of physicians, nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice aides, clergy, therapists and volunteers, and each provides assistance based on his or her area of expertise. In addition, hospice helps provide medications, supplies, and equipment as related to the hospice diagnosis.
No, Hospice of Odessa does not accelerate the dying process. Just as doctors and nurses lend support and expertise during the time of childbirth, hospice provides its presence and specialized knowledge during the dying process – a “midwife for the soul”.
Hospice of Odess's nurses and doctors are up to date on the latest medications and devices for pain and symptom relief. Hospice of Odess believes that emotional and spiritual pain are just as real and in need of attention as physical pain. Pastoral counselors are available to assist family members as well as patients.
It is the goal of Hospice of Odessa to help patients be as comfortable and alert as they desire. Doctors and nurses will regularly consult with the patient about their wishes for pain management.
Hospice of Odessa is an independent organization serving a broad community of beliefs and backgrounds.
Hospice coverage is widely available. It is provided nationwide by Medicare, Medicaid in Texas, and by most private health insurance policies.
Hospice of Odessa is a not-for-profit agency and provides its services regardless of ability to pay.
Hospice of Odessa provides continuing contact and support for one year following the death of a loved one. Hospice of Odessa also sponsors bereavement and support groups for anyone in the community who has experienced the death of a family member, a friend, or a loved one. There is no-charge for this benefit, nor is there a time-limit for our support groups.
No, Medicare covers medications, services, medical equipment and supplies related to the care and diagnosis of the hospice patient. The family will never receive a bill from Hospice of Odessa.
Hospice of Odessa provides patients and families with the information and education they need to make informed decisions about their plan of treatment under the care of their attending physician. Please call us (432) 653-1737 for more information.
Hospice care available call 432-653-1737. However We will respond to all normal business, emails, and voicemails received outside of business hours on next business day.
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