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About Hendrick Hospice Care

Hendrick Hospice Care is the oldest, most experienced hospice, serving Abilene and the Texas Midwest since 1982. Each member of our team of nurses, nurse aides and social workers is certified in hospice and palliative care. Combined, they represent 270 years of combined hospice experience. Hospice is more a philosophy of care than a place. We provide hospice care at home, in nursing facilities, assisted living facilities and hospitals. Hendrick Hospice Care has agreements with various healthcare providers to offer hospice locally and regionally in various hospitals and long-term healthcare facilities within a 65-mile radius, including 13 counties surrounding Abilene. We provide end-of-life care for diagnoses other than cancer, including congestive heart failure, cardiac disease, strokes, Alzheimer's, dementia, respiratory failure, failure to thrive, asthma, liver disease and others. Hendrick Hospice Care does not discriminate because of one’s ability to pay. Hospice is a fully-covered Medicare benefit for all eligible patients, with no out-of-pocket expense. Hospice also is fully covered by most Medicaid and commercial insurances. In addition, Hendrick Hospice Care is the only hospice offering grief support programs for children and a camp for grieving children (Club Courage, formerly Rainbows, and Camp Courage). These free programs are made possible by donations to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Our History

In 1982, a group of community members shared the vision to bring hospice care to Abilene. Shortly after, Hospice of Abilene was established in a garage apartment behind the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest. Hospice of Abilene opened its doors and arms to the community as they served their first patient in 1983. Hospice of Abilene affiliated with Hendrick Medical Center in 1993. Four years later, a designated seven-bed inpatient unit, the only one of its kind, was opened on the seventh floor of Hendrick Medical Center. This same year, in 1997, Hospice of Abilene changed its name to Hendrick Hospice Care.

In December 2016, Hendrick Hospice Care Center, a state-of-the-art, freestanding inpatient care facility was opened.

Hendrick Hospice Care Center

As the need for end-of-life care continues to grow, Hendrick Hospice Care recognizes the importance to provide more inpatient beds to area residents choosing hospice. The single story, 40,800 square-feet complex is located two blocks from Hendrick Medical Center and includes inpatient hospice care, a bereavement center, home care offices, space for volunteer training, common areas for families and visitors and extensive outdoor landscaping. The inpatient area includes 16 rooms, large enough for families to comfortably stay with their loved ones.

Hendrick Hospice Care Center includes:

  • 16 Patient Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Bereavement Center and Library
  • Administrative and Home Care offices
  • Chapel
  • Community Room
  • Counseling Room
  • Intensive Outdoor Landscaping
  • Davis Conference Center, for Hospice and Community Events

Donations can be made to Hendrick Medical Center Foundation at 1900 Pine St., Abilene, Texas, 79601.