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VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System

 

At Home Contracted Hospice and Palliative Care

About the Program

Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life and reduce suffering for patients facing a life-threatening illness. The Palliative Care team of doctors, nurses, chaplains, psychologists, pharmacists and social workers provide care with all other appropriate forms of medical treatment. Palliative care can be consulted in the hospital, nursing home, or in clinic visits for Veterans living at home. All Veterans have a right to palliative care.

Hospice is a mode of palliative care for Veterans with a life expectancy of less than six months and treatment goals focused on comfort rather than cure. The palliative care service provides hospice care for Veterans in the Community Living Center, as well as collaborates with community hospice services. The emphasis of care is to foster the best possible quality of life through relief of suffering, control of symptoms, and preservation of functional capacity, while remaining sensitive to the Veteran’s personal, cultural and religious values, beliefs and practices.

Services Offered

Hospice and Palliative Care assist with:

• Communication between patients and families
• Continuity and coordination of care
• Educational and emotional support
• Pain management
• Psychosocial and spiritual support

Please visit www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/Hospice_and_Palliative_Care.asp for more information on Hospice and Palliative Care.

Contact Info

Location

  • Harlingen HCC
    2601 Veterans Dr.
    Harlingen TX

Contact Number(s)

  • 956-291-9000

Hours of Operation

  • Mon thru Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    First Fri every month 8:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m. and 3 - 4:30 p.m.