Central Texas, where I live, is blessed with tremendous hospice organizations providing a variety of services. In previous blogs I have repeatedly mentioned the privilege I have of volunteering for Hospice Austin which, among many other types of care, operates a 15-bed residential hospice care center called Christopher House, one of the greatest places I’ve ever seen for end-of-life care.
Just recently the Austin American Statesman and the Round Rock Leader, newspapers for Central Texas, announced a second in-patient center for hospice services located in Round Rock, Texas called Lighthouse Hospice at Altenheim, located at 100 N. College Street in Round Rock. Featuring 12 private suites with flat-screen televisions, family accommodations, Wi-Fi, and Texas Hill Country decor, Lighthouse Hospice at Altenheim offers patients a temporary medical home where they can get help with pain issues and symptom stabilization before moving back home or to alternative care settings. When possible, I look forward to seeing the Lighthouse Hospice at Altenheim for myself.
If you are in the Central Texas area or need residential services for loved ones who are, I would encourage you to check out these centers. We are blessed to have them in our midst. Melody