Hospice of Lubbock

A Ministry of Covenant Health

Creating a community of dignity and hope during end of life care.  Hospice care focuses on quality of life for you and your loved ones who are experiencing an advanced, life-limiting illness.
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Know me, Care for me, Ease my way.

In the mid-1980’s a group of concerned citizens and medical professionals recognized the need for high quality end-of-life care. They met in the home of Dr. O.W. English, and began plans to attain that lofty goal. Hospice of Lubbock was the first hospice care provider on the South Plains, opening our doors in 1987. It is the only nonprofit hospice in the Lubbock area. In 1999, we became affiliated with Covenant Health. We continue to serve 19 counties as the only provider of adult AND pediatric end-of-life care

We have cared for more than 10,000 patients since 1987, and provide services to approximately 700 patients and their families annually. Nearly 5-10% of our patient care is covered by charitable donations. No patient has ever, nor will ever be denied services because of lack of insurance or the inability to pay for hospice services. We have served over 500 veteran patients since 2013. Hospice of Lubbock achieved 4 Star Level with We Honor Veterans Organization as of 2015.

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Our Impact

Hospice of Lubbock has an interdisciplinary team of trained professionals and volunteers to deliver quality hospice care. Our focus is on you and your family, not the disease.

Home Care

The biggest blessing to hospice care is that it follows the patient wherever they go. Be that their personal home, assisted living, or nursing home, hospice takes great pride in being able to care for patients where they want to be. Home care is also synonymous with our CNAs (certified nursing aides). Hospice of Lubbock has some the best CNAs in West Texas that provide assistance with the personal care of our patients.  

Palliative Care

ALL hospice patients are receiving Palliative Care, but there are many palliative care patients that are not ready for or do not qualify for hospice services. Palliative Care is the practice of treating symptoms associated with life-limiting or life-threatening illness. Once a patient’s condition is considered terminal they have a life expectancy of 6 months or less, then they become eligible for hospice services. 

Pediatric Palliative Care

Hospice of Lubbock is the only hospice in this area that provides hospice services for pediatric patients (18 years and younger). We have provided this service since we opened our doors in 1987. While taking care of children with a terminal prognosis can be difficult, our pediatric team within Hospice of Lubbock will tell you that our pediatric hospice patients often teach us far more about living than we ever imagined possible. 

Unfunded Care

Hospice of Lubbock focuses on quality of life by easing pain and providing comfort. We are a non-profit hospice committed to every patient and their family who seeks our care, whether they have a way to pay for that care or not. This means our resources are not used to benefit shareholders but instead go back into services that benefit you and your family. It allows us to fulfill our mission of providing you with the very highest standards of care. 

Bereavement Support

Grief is a process unique to each individual. No one can tell you how long and in what manner you should grieve, but there are elements of bereavement that are more or less common to all who pass through it. Understanding these common elements and how others have dealt with them can be of great help. Through our bereavement program at Hospice of Lubbock, we reach out a caring hand to offer support in a variety of ways. Services include individual counseling, group counseling, and support events throughout the year. 

Music Therapy

Hospice of Lubbock is pleased to provide a Music Therapy Program, thanks to grants and major donors, to benefit our patients and family. Music Therapy is far more than someone playing the piano or singing a song. It incorporates music into the complicated world of grief and bereavement. A Music Therapist can help those in their grief journey by recording a patient’s heartbeat and weave it into a song that is given to the family.