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Global Hospice Care: Providing Knowledge, Hope, Compassion, Love & Dignity Global Hospice Care has been providing hospice services to the greater El Paso area since 2005, offering knowledge, hope, compassion, love and dignity during what is a difficult time for patients and their loved ones.

Founded on a commitment to quality care, Global Hospice is licensed in the state of Texas, certified by Medicare and Medicaid, and accredited to higher standards by The Joint Commission. The locally owned and operated company provides personalized, one-to- one care in the comfort of your home — no strict hospital rules or sterile surroundings; just the care you want in the company of those closest to you.

“It is terrible and devastating to find out that your loved one has a terminal illness,” says Elizabeth Marrero, Founder of Global Hospice Care. “You might think that there is not much to be done, but in fact a lot has to be done and we can help you.” With a skilled team of physicians, nurses, therapists and spiritual advisors, Global Hospice takes care of everything so you can be there for those who need you most.

Hospice care is about love and quality of life. Hospice is an extension and extra eyes for the physician. “We provide hospital-quality care in the comfort of home,” says Marrero. “Our care respects both the patient’s dignity and wishes. Patients can choose to eat what they want, to go for a walk and get a bath when they want. Patients can choose how they want to live the last days, weeks or months of their lives.”

The services provided by Global Hospice are offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and begin with a personalized plan of care for each patient. A caring staff of medical directors make and oversee these customized care plans, and patients can even choose to continue with their primary physician. Additional services include

• Nursing services
• Certified Nurses’ Aides
• Certified Nurses’ Aides
• Dietician Services
• Physical Therapy
• Speech Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Social Services
• Medical Equipment
• Medicine
• Non-denominational Spiritual Counseling

While hospice services are often provided at home, in a nursing home or in an assisted living facility, Global Hospice also offers a state-of-the-art facility where it provides inpatient hospice care. It is the only freestanding facility in El Paso licensed by the State of Texas to provide hospice care and accredited by the Joint Commission (www.

Nurses, doctors, social workers, chaplains and aides are always on-call to assist patients and their families and provide support at any time of the day, every day of the week. “Our staff is committed to provide the best possible care,” says Marrero.

And this dedication to patients is one of the many reasons that Global Hospice was recently honored by City Beat News with its Spectrum Award for Excellent Patient Satisfaction. (For more information, visit its Star Page at CARE-EL- PASO-TX.)

In addition to its staff, Global Hospice employs a team of volunteers to help provide the top-notch care for which it has become known. “Volunteers are an indispensable part of any hospice program,” says Marrero. “Volunteers serve as a member of the hospice team by sharing skills and interests in a manner that provides comfort and enriches the quality of life for those served.”

Among the services volunteers offer are companionship, bedside sitting, letter writing, reading, and sharing unique hobbies or interests. “No task is too big or too small for a hospice volunteer, but always the most important thing you can do is just ‘be there’ for patients to reassure them they are not alone, to hold a hand, to offer a smile, or to just listen. It is not easy work, but the personal rewards are enormous,” says Marrero.

With knowledge, love and compassion Global Hospice will always help you. “We will be there with you every step of this path of sorrow and sadness,” says Marrero.

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