Compassionate Hospice Care
When you don't know where to start Halcyon Home gives you the confidence you need to continue your care journey with dignity.
You’ve undoubtedly had lengthy discussions with your doctor about the next stages in your care journey. But now you have questions that you didn’t even have or think to ask before. It all felt like such a blur.
You’re not alone in this feeling. Many people find themselves uncertain about what to do following a diagnosis. When we’re alone, and our minds are finally quiet, only then did we realize all that we wanted to say.
Halcyon understands that preparing for end-of-life can be an overwhelming and emotional journey. When medical care cannot offer a cure, hospice provides care, comfort, and support for loved ones with life-limiting conditions.
We create care plans unique to each patient, adding additional services as needed to ensure the greatest comfort for our patients. And part of our commitment is always being available to answer any questions you may have (even those that awaken you at midnight). We want you to fully understand not only your care journey but how Halcyon Home can help and comfort you during this time—we are here for you.
What is hospice care?
When a patient is diagnosed with a terminal illness, their focus may shift from cure to quality of life. They may begin to explore their end-of-life options, and one of those options is hospice care. Hospice is a type of healthcare that focuses on the palliation (management) of a patient’s pain and symptoms as well as attending to their emotional and spiritual needs. Hospice care prioritizes comfort and quality of life by reducing pain and suffering. The goal of hospice care is to enable the patient to live as fully and comfortably as possible for the remainder of their lives.
What services does Halcyon's care team offer?
Hospice care is provided by a team of professionals, including doctors, nurses, counselors, and volunteers. The team works together to develop a plan of care that meets the individual needs of the patient and their family.
No two patients are alike, and neither are their care journeys. We provide concierge-level care, and when it comes to finding expert care for a loved one, many families turn to Halcyon Home.
Halycon Home is relentlessly driven by our belief
Our Purpose Is People
With the right team in place, hospice care can provide peace and comfort during a difficult time. Our team is hand-picked and carefully selected. Each member shares our founder’s love of care. We are committed to providing the highest quality of care because anything less just isn’t good enough. Our care professionals ensure that each patient receives the personalized care they need and deserve. As a result, Halcyon Home is an award-winning and trusted name in healthcare, and we’ve helped countless families receive the care they need. We don’t just work with you, we are built around you—you are the core of our team.
Halcyon is committed to providing compassionate care for our patients and their families—before, during, and after losing a loved one. Grief isn’t linear and does not fit neatly into a predetermined framework; it fluctuates and is unique to each individual. It can be triggered by the memory of that summer vacation or a particular scent, and it can sneak up on us when we least expect it. We are often asked these questions regarding grief, and we understand their significance:
- “What happens after hospice care?”
- “What resources are provided to help with grief?”
No one should have to grieve alone. Our bereavement counselors are available for six months following your loss, and our team remains available indefinitely should you need additional counseling or resources.
Halcyon respects the religious preferences of our patients and their families. Based on your needs, you choose the level of care you desire to support the body, mind, and spirit. Our spiritual counselor is available to assist patients and families as they move through their personal goals regarding understanding end-of-life and their spiritual journey.
We offer a licensed medical social worker who has specialized training in end-of-life care. As an essential member of the care team, our social worker can help facilitate discussions about difficult decisions, provide resources and referrals, and offer emotional support and recommendations to help improve the experience for our patients and their families.
Hospice care is provided by a team of trained professionals, but it also relies heavily on the work of volunteers. Hospice volunteers play a vital role in meeting the social needs of patients. They often visit patients and their families, providing companionship and emotional support. They may also help with practical tasks, such as running errands or helping with simple chores around the home. Hospice volunteers make a difference in the lives of both patients and their families, and they are an essential part of the hospice care team.
Halcyon believes in providing whole-person care to our hospice patients. We understand that physical comfort is an important part of managing stress and pain—and want to do everything to help our patients find comfort and peace. One way we provide support is by working with a massage therapist. Massage therapy is an effective way to reduce stress, relieve pain, and promote relaxation. Our massage therapist works closely with our patients and their families to develop a treatment plan that meets their individual needs. We are proud to offer this service as part of our commitment to providing the highest quality of care.
At its heart, Careopolis is about connection. It’s about bringing people together who care about each other and finding new ways to support one another. Your private, invitation-only website is easy to create and use, mobile-friendly, multilingual, and comes at no cost to you. A Careopolis is your central hub for communication and coordination between loved ones. By creating a profile on the site, each person can share updates, photos, and conversations. The site offers a calendar for tracking appointments and events and organizing help from family and friends. By using Careopolis, families can stay connected and coordinated, even when they are apart.
When and where can Halcyon provide hospice care in Texas?
We are a local company. We live in Central Texas and treat our clients, patients, and their loved ones as we would our own. You are not just a number in a large healthcare system. You become part of our Halcyon Home family.
Our team is flexible—we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to offer you the best hospice care.
We are committed to providing hospice care that is compassionate, dignified, and respectful of the wishes of our patients and their families.
Our hospice care areas include, but are not limited to:
- Cedar Park
- New Braunfels
- Round Rock
- San Marcos