Frequently Asked Questions


Our services are 100% covered by medicare and most medical insurance providers

Saint Catherine Hospice is more than just your typical health care facility. Our primary objective is providing holistic hospice care services aimed to enhance the overall quality of life of our patients with life-limiting sickness and their loved ones as well. Our focus is more than just improving the physical well-being of our patients but equally so, their spiritual and emotional well-beings. With these additional layers of support and treatment, we ease the worries of our patients and their family knowing that they are comprehensively yet compassionately treated. Our trusted hospice care services, including palliative care and medication reconciliation, are available in and around Tarrant County, Dallas County, and Kaufman County.

Our team of care specialists administers pain and symptoms management, medication reconciliation, family counseling, emotional and social support, spiritual care services either at our facility in Dallas or in our patient's own home in Tarrant County, Dallas County, and Kaufman County. Rest assured that with our care specialists by your side, your loved one will receive excellent whole-of-care that they deserve. From ensuring that patients receive accurate medications at all transition points of care through medication reconciliation, relieving the physical pain and emotional toll that the patient and his/her family experiences brought about the illness, to providing compassionate social support, we will help our patients and their family get through this difficult time.

To schedule an appointment with us, you may Give Us A Call. Again, we offer hospice care services such as palliative care, medication reconciliation, family counseling, and other forms of social support for those based in Tarrant County, Dallas County, Kaufman County, and the rest of Dallas Fort-Worth area.

What is hospice care?

Hospice care is an end of life care which includes pain management, symptom management, family counseling, emotional support, social support, and spiritual care. Hospice care starts when a person has a life expectancy of six months or less and treatment efforts of terminal illness have been stopped.

What is palliative care?

Palliative care is the care provided to the patient with a life-limiting illness. It starts at the time of diagnosis with continuity of treatment efforts for terminal illness.

Does hospice care means the patient will die in six months or less?

No, it is not always true. Many patients recover during hospice care and they are discharged from hospice care and some patients may live more than six months under hospice care.

Does your hospice team have the necessary expertise for my diagnosis?

Yes, we have experience with the most common diagnoses such as, cancer, heart disease, COPD (emphysema) and advanced dementia. If we had any doubt about our expertise, we would discuss that with you.

Who can initiate hospice care?

Physician orders are required for admission to hospice care. Physicians or family members can initiate the process by contacting the hospice representative.

Who pays for hospice care?

Mostly it is covered by the Medicare and Medicaid.

Can patient choose to stop taking hospice care after it starts?

Yes, the patient can choose to discontinue hospice care at any time.

Can you provide hospice care in multiple settings?

It can be provided at the patient's house, assisted living and nursing home.