As the first hospice in Central Texas, we have end-of-life care expertise that only decades of experience can teach. And as Austin’s only nonprofit hospice, we provide care to any person who needs us, regardless of age, diagnosis, or ability to pay. All of our resources go toward services that benefit each patient and family, not to owners or investors.
Last year, we provided more than $1 million in care beyond what was reimbursed by insurance. Thanks to the generous financial support from the Central Texas community, we are able to welcome those who are uninsured or whose treatment is more expensive than what other hospices are willing to provide. We value compassion, comfort and respect, and work tirelessly to honor the unique needs and personal dignity of each person we serve.
As a nonprofit hospice, our resources go back into services that benefit you and your family instead of being used to benefit owners or investors. It allows us to bring you and your family unique services, including:
- Hospice Austin’s Christopher House, an inpatient facility combining home-like comfort with expert 24-hour medical care.
- Full-time, experienced physicians who specialize in Hospice & Palliative Medicine.
- Services for all stages of a serious illness, including palliative care, and hospice care.
- Medications and medical equipment related to your illness supplied at no cost to you..
- A dedicated on-call team ready to respond to your needs at any time of the night or weekend.
- Austin’s only pediatric hospice care team to provide specialized and compassionate care to children.
- Pet Peace of Mind program to ensure your pet is able to remain with you throughout your illness.
- More than 400 trained volunteers who offer companionship, respite and professional skills, such as hairstyling, massage and acupuncture.
- Specialized care tailored to your specific needs, such as physical, occupational and speech therapies.
- The most extensive bereavement program of any hospice in Central Texas with individual counseling, support groups, visits for the homebound and online support.
- Camp Brave Heart, a free therapeutic summer camp for children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 who have lost a loved one
- Fully accredited since 1998, Hospice Austin meets the highest standards of care and is evaluated on a regular basis by outside hospice experts.