Learn More About Hospice Care
Sonder Hospice is a leading provider of hospice care in Austin, Texas. We provide comprehensive care to patients with a life expectancy of six months or less, who can no longer benefit from curative treatment. Our team provides medical care, support services and spiritual guidance to patients and their families seven days a week.
Sonder Hospice specializes in palliative care that focuses on pain and symptom management, rather than curative care. Our interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors, clergy, physical and speech therapists, and volunteers work together to address the medical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological needs of our patients. We provide hospice care in the home whenever possible, but we also have nursing home and inpatient facility options available if needed.
When a patient first comes to us, our hospice team will assess their needs and develop an individualized care plan. This plan takes into account the medications and equipment needed, as well as outlining the care to be provided by the family and the hospice. The care plan is updated regularly to ensure that we are providing the best possible care as the patient’s condition changes. At Sonder Hospice, we are dedicated to providing compassionate, quality care for our patients and their families.
At Sonder Hospice, we neither hasten nor delay the process of dying. We affirm life and regard dying as a natural part of life. We use sophisticated methods of pain and symptom control to enable our patients to live as fully and comfortably as possible. We are concerned with our patients’ quality of life up to the time of death.
We understand that dealing with a terminal illness can be difficult for both the patient and their loved ones. That’s why we offer support and guidance every step of the way. We provide end-of-life care that is compassionate, dignified, and personalized to each individual’s needs.
If you or a loved one is facing a terminal illness, we invite you to contact us to learn more about what we can do for you. We are here to help you make the most of every moment.
Hospice Care Includes:
- 24/7 access to care and the hospice team
- Free home medical equipment and medications
- Personal care supplies
- Care coordinated with your doctor
- Physical therapy, dietary counseling, occupational therapy and more
- Respite care (relief) for family caregivers
- Spiritual care and support
- Medical social services
- Specialized care for veterans (PDF, 360 KB)
- Hospice aides for personal care and homemaking services
- Continuous skilled nursing care for a brief time to help patients through a crisis, while honoring their wish to stay at home.
- Inpatient care at a nursing facility when home caregivers are unable to manage symptoms.
- Ongoing grief support
The hospice team includes:
- You and your family
- Your doctor
- Hospice medical director
- Hospice chaplain
- Hospice social worker
- Hospice aides
- Bereavement coordinator