Thank You

Thank You

Two days after it became apparent that the pandemic would affect Texas, when all was pandemonium and empty shelves at Austin grocery stores, HEB contacted Hospice Austin on a Sunday night to ask how they could help. Hospice Austin has been the grateful recipient of...
Rising to the Challenge

Rising to the Challenge

One of our patients in a nursing facility used to see his daughter every day. He’s elderly, and almost completely deaf. His Hospice Austin nurse, Sara Templeton, said that though he wears a hearing aid, he can only make out some of what you say if you put your mouth...
Precarity

Precarity

Hi Friends, This is National Hospice Volunteer Appreciation Week.  This is the week we had originally planned to have our beautiful volunteer appreciation luncheon at Green Pastures.  That is, before the world turned upside down taking most of our plans with it.  We...
Recognizing Nurses – Brian King

Recognizing Nurses – Brian King

Three of the five nurses selected as finalists in the hospice category in the Austin American-Statesman’s Recognizing Nurses competition are from Hospice Austin. The public may vote online for a finalist once a day through May 1, then the top three finalists...
Recognizing Nurses – Tania Watkins

Recognizing Nurses – Tania Watkins

Three of the five nurses selected as finalists in the hospice category in the Austin American-Statesman’s Recognizing Nurses competition are from Hospice Austin. The public may vote online for a finalist once a day through May 1, then the top three finalists...
Recognizing Nurses – Koreana Chanterelle

Recognizing Nurses – Koreana Chanterelle

Three of the five nurses selected as finalists in the hospice category in the Austin American-Statesman’s Recognizing Nurses competition are from Hospice Austin. The public may vote online for a finalist once a day through May 1, then the top three finalists...
New Special Needs Fund Helps Our Youngest Patients

New Special Needs Fund Helps Our Youngest Patients

These uncertain times have been challenging for most of us; for parents of terminally ill children, they are particularly frightening. Not only do parents worry about their child being exposed to the virus, many of them were already financially impacted by their...
Protecting our Patients and Those Who Care for Them

Protecting our Patients and Those Who Care for Them

Hi friends, During this time of global uncertainty, we wanted to let you know the steps Hospice Austin is taking to help keep our patients, families, volunteers and staff safe.   Health Screenings For the safety of all, our staff and volunteers are checking and...
The Miracle of Music

The Miracle of Music

I have been a singer and choir director my entire life and have witnessed the joy of music-making in a wide variety of ways from enabling adults to sing classical pieces that they thought were beyond their abilities, to teaching young children to sing simple refrains...