St. Gabriel's Hospice and Palliative Care

St. Gabriels Hospice Services

People Caring for People

St. Gabriel’s Hospice provides a spectrum of skilled professional and volunteer services in order to meet our patients’ and families’ needs. Our Fort Worth - Dallas care team is committed to the ongoing evaluation and implementation of our Physician led Plan of Care. Our focus is on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their loved ones; giving them the care they choose and the compassion they deserve.

St. Gabriel's Hospice and Palliative Care Services

Our Physician led Plan of Care is created specifically for each individual patient and managed by our experienced team of professionals, which may include, but is not limited to:

• Your Physician
• St. Gabriel's Hospice Physician
• Registered Nurses
• Social Workers & Therapists
• Certified Nuring Aides
• Trained Volunteers
• Spiritual & Bereavement Counselors

Hospice Physician
A hospice physician is on call 24/7 for our staff. These physicians are experts in symptom control at the end of life. They, along with their team, are involved in the development of individualized plans of care. Care plans are discussed at weekly meetings, where changes in condition and medications will be discussed. A patient may keep their primary care physician as their doctor, or they may transfer sole care over to the hospice medical director if they desire.

Registered Nurses
St. Gabriel's experienced RN’s provide compassionate symptom management as well as personalized care to each patient. A nurse will visit based on the care plan set forth by the clinical team and agreed upon by the family. Each patient is assigned an RN to manage their care Monday through Friday. St. Gabriel's also provides an on call RN staff for after hours and weekend emergencies. The RN’s work in care teams to better meet all nursing needs. St. Gabriel's also provides our own on call staff for after hours and weekend needs.

Social Workers
A Licensed Social Worker will make visits to the patients home setting, as well as follow up phone calls and family visits as needed. Care for the needs of the family members is equally as important, and our social work staff have many resources to access as specific needs are identified.

Certified Nurses’ Aides
CNA’s are available to assist in the patients’ home setting with general personal care. Our aide will assist with bathing assistance, grooming, oral care, etc. to ensure our patients are clean and comfortable.

Bereavement Services
St. Gabriel's also offers Bereavement services to family members once their loved one has passed. This includes phone calls, letters and personal visits upon request by our Chaplain. Our Chaplains provide spiritual support to both our patients and families. Chaplains will make visits and maintain communication with family members, and can assist with any plans necessary. Additional visits and phone contact is always available for support.

Durable Medical Equipment and Personal Care Supplies
Equipment is available as needed, items include but are not limited to; hospital bed, oxygen concentrator, wheelchair, walker, bedside commode, etc. Supplies are also available as needed to assist our staff in the personal care of the patient.

Medications
Hospice provides palliative medications related to the admitting hospice diagnosis. These medications will be reviewed and approved upon admission, then ordered through our pharmacy and delivered to the patient’s home. Non hospice related medications can be still obtained by the family through the patients’ current pharmacy.

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We proudly serve clients in Tarrant, Dallas, Parker and Johnson Counties
including the communities of Fort Worth, Weatherford, Willow Park, Arlington, Azle, Alvarado, Burleson, Cleburne, Grand Prairie, Irving, Coppell, Carrollton, Dallas and others.


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