Hospice Care

The Serenity Oaks Hospice Care Difference

Senior Inpatient Hospice Care in San Antonio

Creating a comfortable space and increasing the quality of life for your loved one during their final stages of a life-limiting illness with. Our facility is committed to ensuring patients feel comfortable and supported, and experience a greater quality of life during their final stages of a life-limiting illness.


What is Hospice Care?

Hospice Services are for patients struggling with a life-limiting illness. As an individual near the final stages of their life, hospice is a solution that offers them a safe and comfortable place to live where they can receive 24/7 care and medical attention. This special form of care also helps build a strong foundation for support among family members who may be struggling physically or emotionally.
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A Team Built for Care & Support

The team who will provide care to your loved one is interdisciplinary–it may include nurses, physicians, case managers, social workers, chaplains, volunteers, and many other individuals who are dedicated to helping you and your loved one during this difficult time. Our care center offers family counseling to help members cope with the dying process.

Respecting our Patient’s Wishes

Our team also works to ensure that patients are given a sense of dignity during the final stages of their life. This includes allowing patients to make decisions about the kind of treatment and care they would like to receive. Once a patient has decided they are ready for hospice care, the goal is to increase the quality of life during the final stages, not put them through trying medical procedures and treatments.
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What Does Hospice Care Provide at Serenity Oaks?

Our Hospice Care facility in San Antonio, TX is dedicated to ensuring residents feel comfortable, engaged, and happy in their new home. Our hospice care center provides several benefits, including assistance with common activities of daily living, improved social life, increased activity levels, better nutrition, security for our new member, and peace of mind for the family. Know all the amenities that we offer in our Serenity Oaks facility in San Antonio, Texas with our virtual tour.

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Our Hospice Care Center Benefits

You might be surprised to learn of the many benefits of inpatient hospice services for both you and your loved one. These may include:

Nursing services

A case manager nurse typically visits a hospice patient one to three days each week, depending on the needs of the patient and their caregivers. Patients can also access an on-call nurse 24 hours a day.

Physician participation

A hospice patient’s regular doctor often participates in hospice care services in cooperation with the hospice medical director, ensuring a holistic approach to all their medical needs.

Medical social services

Medical social services help hospice patients and their families manage the mental, emotional and social challenges of terminal illness. They perform psychosocial assessments, coordinate care, provide counseling and psychotherapy, intervene in client crisis situations, educate patients and caregivers about their treatment plan, and help them find the available resources and support systems they may need.

Counseling services

Hospice patients and their caregivers need a wide variety of services, such as dietary services and pastoral or spiritual support. These services may include bereavement counseling for family and caregivers after the patient’s death.

Home-health aides

Personal care can be difficult for many people in hospice. Home health aides typically visit two to three times each week to help hospice patients with bathing and other aspects of personal care.

Medication management

Hospice patients typically need medications to control or alleviate pain and symptoms. Hospice care provides assistance with medication management to ensure patients get the medications they need and are taking them properly.

Medical equipment

Many hospice patients also need medical equipment for a safe, comfortable environment in their homes. Medical supplies may include hospital beds, wheelchairs, and oxygen.

Respite care

Respite Care provides temporary, short-term assistance to help alleviate or prevent caregiver stress and burnout.


Hospice may provide physical, occupational, or speech therapists as needed.

Why Choose Serenity Oaks For Inpatient Hospice Care

in San Antonio, Texas?

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Personalized Care & Attention

Our healthcare professionals are available 24/7 to offer help with hospice care activities of daily living, administration of medication, and offer companionship and support.

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Higher Quality of Life

When faced with a life-limiting or terminal illness, hospice care can help a patient reach a new level of comfort and a higher quality of life during their final stages.

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Comprehensive Plans

Our supportive team of healthcare professionals include case managers, home health aids, physicians, and can extend to chaplains and caring volunteers.

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More Freedom to Decide

Whereas patients may face more obstacles during hospitalization, we provide a forum for family members and patients to make their own care decisions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is end-of-life care?

End-of-life care, often provided through hospice, focuses on providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support to individuals in the final stages of life. It aims to enhance comfort, dignity, and quality of life while addressing the unique needs and challenges associated with the end of life.

When is Hospice recommended?

Hospice is recommended when an individual has a terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less. It is suitable when curative treatment is no longer effective, and the focus shifts to improving the patient’s comfort and quality of life during their final stages.

What is the difference between Hospice and Palliative Care?

While both hospice and palliative care aim to improve the patient’s comfort and quality of life, hospice is specifically designed for individuals with a terminal illness and is provided in the final stages of life. Palliative care can be provided at any stage of a serious illness, including during curative treatment, and does not require a six-month life expectancy prognosis.

How long can someone be on Hospice Care?

The duration of hospice care varies depending on the patient’s individual needs and prognosis. Hospice is typically provided when a patient is expected to have a life expectancy of six months or less. However, if the patient’s condition stabilizes or improves, they can continue to receive hospice care beyond the initial six months, provided that their healthcare team certifies the continued need.

What does Hospice Care include?

Hospice care includes a range of services such as pain management, symptom control, emotional and spiritual support, medication, medical equipment, and assistance with activities of daily living. It also provides counseling and support for both patients and their families.

How to qualify for Hospice?

To qualify for hospice, a patient should have a terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less, as determined by a medical professional. The patient and their healthcare team should agree on the shift from curative treatment to palliative care.

What does the Hospice admission process involve?

The hospice admission process typically involves a referral from a healthcare provider. Once the patient and their healthcare team agree that hospice is appropriate, a hospice nurse or representative will visit the patient to assess their needs and develop a care plan. This process ensures a personalized approach to hospice care.

How does Hospice Care work?

Hospice care works by providing comprehensive support for patients with terminal illnesses. A team of healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, and chaplains, collaborate to offer pain management, symptom control, emotional support, and spiritual care. The care is provided in the patient’s chosen setting, whether at home or in a facility, with a focus on enhancing the patient’s quality of life in their final months.

Who is involved in Hospice Care?

Hospice care involves a team of professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and trained volunteers. This interdisciplinary team collaborates to provide physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and their families during the end-of-life journey.

What services are provided by Hospice?

Hospice services include medical care, symptom management, pain control, emotional support, spiritual care, assistance with daily activities, medication, and medical equipment. Additionally, counseling and education are offered to patients and their families to help them cope with the challenges of end-of-life care.

What is bereavement support? And is it offered by Serenity Oaks?

Bereavement support is a service that helps individuals and families cope with the grief and loss associated with the passing of a loved one. It may include counseling, support groups, and resources to navigate the grieving process. Serenity Oaks may offer bereavement support as part of its hospice care program to help families during the grieving process.

Other Senior Living Options

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Assisted Living

Assisted living is a form of long-term care that involves a housing and health care component, as well as help with activities of daily living such as bathing, walking, dressing, meals, medications, etc.

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Memory Care

Our memory care program is for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. These illnesses are gradual & progressive, so no two patients need the same care level.

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Respite Care

Respite care for the elderly in San Antonio serves as a mental and physical oasis for caregivers who spend the bulk of their time in the service of someone they love.

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