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2-1-1 Texas

2-1-1 Texas is a free statewide 24-hour information and referral service. By simply dialing 2-1-1, callers can receive information about community and social services, such as food pantries, emergency shelter, rent assistance, utility bill assistance, child care, and senior services to name a few.

A program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, 2-1-1 Texas is committed to helping Texans connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, the goal is to provide accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. No matter where you live in Texas, you can dial 2-1-1 and find information about resources in your local community.

Need assistance? Search an online statewide database of social service resources at www.211texas.org

Envoy Announces New Nonprofit Organization


Envoy Hospice is excited to announce the start of our new nonprofit organization. The Envoy Hospice Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization funded by generous donations from grateful families, friends, and the community. The Foundation is dedicated to the goals of providing advocacy, resources, and compassion for the special needs of families and loved ones with life limiting illness or life changing circumstances.

Envoy is currently awaiting the completion of our new website (www.envoyhospicefoundation.com) where anyone can be updated on our latest activities and donate to our cause or in memory of a loved one.  The Envoy Hospice Foundation operates on the support of community members and is currently accepting donations.

To donate or learn more about The Envoy Hospice Foundation, call us at 817.289.3990 or email Alicia Richardson at alicia.richardson@envoyhospice.com.

We thank you for your support and look forwards to serving you!

Hospice Improves Care and Saves Money in the Short and Long-term

Studies have proven that patients enrolled in hospice, within 30 days of death, benefit from increased quality of care while lowering overall costs. This is also proven true for individuals in hospice 53-105 days before death. Hospice enables a patient to receive care where they are comfortable and is not restricted to hospitals.

A study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine analyzed Medicare claims to find the amount of money saved by those using hospice.  Hospice use was proven to result in higher savings, along with lower rates of in-hospital service use and death.

The study reported that patients enrolled in hospice 1-7 days before death saved $2,650 to Medicare, 8-14 days saved $5,040, and 15-30 days saved $6,430. The Medicare hospice benefit for those enrolled 53-105 days before death has also been proven to be about $2,561.

To learn more about hospice care at Envoy read here, or call 817-289-3995.

This post is developed based on a McKesson Homecare Talk Article.

What Is Hospice?

Hospice is an approach to care that focuses on quality of life and comfort rather than curative treatment. Hospice care focuses on all aspects of a patient’s life and well-being: physical, social, emotional, and spiritual. Please visit our service page for additional information about hospice and palliative care.

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More signs of need assistance to accomplish normal daily activities such as bathing, eating, ambulating, dressing, and toileting

Increasing weakness sometimes causing falls and pain.

Unintentional weight loss of 10-20 lbs. or greate.r

Multiple infections and/or hospitalizations.

Dementia that has progressed to difficulty with ambulation, speech and sometimes swallowing.

Heart or lung disease that causes difficulty breathing during activities or at rest.

Choosing to stop cancer therapy or have been told by a physician that there are no more effective treatments available.

Choosing to stop dialysis or to not start dialysis when recommended by your physician.

Diagnosed liver disease that is causing fluid buildup in the abdomen.

Your loved one can no longer safely swallow due to dementia or stroke but a feeding tube is not desired.

If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, you may qualify for hospice.

The focus of hospice is maintaining the quality of remaining life. Often the care and comfort hospice patients receive actually extends life. The hospice benefit allows an individual in the late stages of a life limiting condition to remain in their homes, cared for by their families or caregivers, with the support of specially trained professionals and volunteers.

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