quality guidelines

  1. Dedicate ourselves to excellence in patient care.
  2. Continually improve the quality of hospice care by continuous evaluation of services provided.
  3. Educate patients and families of their medical rights and their right to participate in planning their care.
  4. Educate health care providers, board members, staff and the community to the benefits of hospice care for the terminally ill.
  5. Continue to maintain and develop professional relationships with physicians, hospitals and nursing facilities within the communities so they can best serve the needs of their terminally ill patients.

philosophy

AIM Hospice exists to provide individualized help to the terminally ill, regardless of race, color, creed, national origin or ability to pay, so that they may live out the last months of life as actively and comfortably as possible. We believe that we, together with thte patient and caregiver, form the team which assists the patient to live fully and actively and to die comfortably and with dignity in his or her chosen environment. We believe that death with dignity completes the cycle of life. We will act as advocates for our patients so they can attain the highest quality of health and comfort which affirms life and recognizes dying as a normal part of life.

mission statement

Our mission is:

  1. to provide a range of palliative health care services which responds to the needs of the people of the region;
  2. to promote comfort and freedom from pain;
  3. to work with the dying of the patient and family to make individual choices affecting present and future health needs;
  4. to identify those physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, domestic or social problems which directly or indirectly affect the family unit;
  5. to prepare the family unit and assist them physically, mentally and spiritually to recognize death as a normal part of life; and
  6. to provide bereavement follow-up care to help alleviate emotional suffering for one year after death.

History

In 1986; Akin, Iles & Murphy formed a hospice program to serve Rockport & the surrounding area.


During the summer of 1987 AIM Hospice was officially formed as a non-profit hospice. The first board meeting was held on October 26, 1987. Our first patient was admitted on January 15, 1988.


We are proud that AIM Hospice has been providing services to the Coastal Bend for over twenty-nine years. 


The lack of sufficient funding is an ongoing hardship which is relieved in part, by grants & donations. We sincerely appreciate the support given by individuals and the community. Your generosity has helped keep hospice services available to all who need them, regardless of their ability to pay.


AIM Hospice's goals are to provide upmost quality of services to our patients, families & the community. We believe it is your right to make decisions regarding end-of-life care. Hospice is about increasing the quality of the days remaining in you own environment with loved ones & the support of our compassionate hospice staff & volunteers. We believe in compassion, dignity & choice.


Referrals or questions may be directed to the AIM Hospice at 361-729-0507 or by visiting our office located at 703 E Concho Street, Rockport, Texas.