Rice Hospice care brings hope to help people live life as fully as possible, offers dignity when there is not a cure, and surrounds famlies with love at one of life’s most challenging times.
Through charitable support, Rice Hospice offers “around the clock” on-call nursing services, as well as trained volunteers who are able to provide a variety of supportive services to terminally-ill patients and respite for their caregivers.
Rice Hospice care is provided regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Donations to Rice Health Foundation make this possible.
Rice Hospice Programs
|Canine Care for the Journey – Rice Hospice therapy dogs provide comfort, support and animal companionship to hospice patients and their families. All dogs and their handlers are professionally trained and certified. Therapy dog visits help to reduce loneliness, offer entertainment, provide distraction, and are often a welcome change from routine. Learn more…|
|We Honor Vets – We are a program partner to “We Honor Vets,” our Rice Hospice staff recognizes the unique needs of America’s veterans and guides them through their life stories toward a more peaceful end. Part of the program involves publicly acknowledging the military services and sacrifices made by the Veteran and his or her family. Veteran Hospice volunteers present a certificate and pin to the Veteran patient with family present. The program is made possible with donations to Rice Hospice and the proceeds from the Ridler Memorial Hospice Golf Tournament. Learn more…|
|Sentimental Journey – Thanks to the Sentimental Journey program, Rice Hospice patients are finding the help they need to visit people, places, and memories one last time, often to say goodbye. Learn more…|