Villa Teresa is a social model hospice home, bridging the gap in care between the medical hospice provider and family caregivers. We provide 24/7 care in a loving home environment to people in need. Our objective is to provide a needed alternative and solution for end-of-life care for those who choose not to or cannot remain in their own home until they die; to support individuals to live fully throughout dying.
A social model home for the dying is an uncommon setting for hospice care in Texas; however, the number of these homes across the country are growing as we grapple with how best to provide care for our dying community members.
Villa Teresa is solely dedicated to compassionate end-of-life care in a home setting for individuals who cannot remain in their own home. Though most people would prefer to stay in their own homes, many are unable due to lack of adequate 24-hour caregiver support, challenges of symptom management and limitations of their own home environment. Our home provides an alternative residence--avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations and admissions into nursing homes or other institutional settings.
Villa Teresa provides a home-like environment and 24/7 comfort care and support for people who are dying, have a hospice provider (or need assistance acquiring), and are not able to or choose not to stay in their own home. Our trained caregivers and volunteers will provide medication management, home-cooked meals, laundry, housekeeping, help with personal hygiene and grooming, entertainment, companionship and meaningful activities that support the dying resident and their loved ones through the transitional stages of dying. A goal of Villa Teresa is to service dying individuals with residential care unique to each guest, in a private home environment dedicated to compassionate care for the dying. There is never a fee to our guests or families for all that we do.