With the launch of its state-of-the-art program, Abundant Hospice Home redefines end-of-life care in Texas
Abundant Hospice today celebrated the opening of its new 8,400-square-foot inpatient hospice care facility — Abundant Hospice Home.
With the launch of its state-of-the-art program, Abundant Hospice Home redefines end-of-life care in Texas. With 12 private, family-centered rooms, it will provide patients and their families with holistic care that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Patient amenities include an on-site chapel with piano, on-site chaplain, massage treatments by a licensed masseuse, aromatherapy, soothing waterfall, large aquarium, chef-made meals, family-style kitchen and dining room, and televisions in every room with “Facetime” or Skype-like features — all encompassed in a spa-like environment.
Abundant Hospice founder Denise Jaworski said, “We intentionally designed Abundant Hospice Home to be a tranquil space for patients and their families. End-stage care comes with an array of challenges, and we are sensitive to those difficulties. Our patients and their families deserve first-class care in a peaceful and restorative environment. We look forward to supporting our local community during life’s most challenging moments.”
Noting safety as her number one priority, Jaworski revealed Abundant Hospice Home will become Texas’ first hospice inpatient care facility to utilize a Xenex LightStrike UV disinfection robot to destroy germs. Named “Ray of Sunshine” by the hospice leadership team, the robot utilizes pulsed xenon to create intense bursts of powerful UV light that quickly destroys bacteria and viruses on surfaces.
The LightStrike robot is proven to quickly deactivate SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) as well as other microorganisms, such as influenza, MRSA, and Clostridium difficile (C.diff). “Ray of Sunshine” will be used daily at Abundant Hospice Home to disinfect patient rooms, restrooms, the family kitchen, chapel, offices, public areas and much more.
Xenex is a world leader in UV disinfection for healthcare facilities, and more than 45 peer-reviewed studies have been published validating the efficacy of the LightStrike technology. Many of the nation’s leading healthcare facilities and hospital systems use LightStrike robots for room disinfection, including the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, Henry Ford Health System, Stanford, University Hospital (San Antonio), and more than 130 Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense hospitals. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, LightStrike robots are now used in airports, schools, hotels, sports arenas, police stations and correctional facilities, convention centers, and more to quickly disinfect large rooms and areas.
“Our decision to incorporate Xenex technology into our cleaning protocols is significant. Making sure we have a properly disinfected environment supports patient health and reassures our employees that we are doing everything possible to provide a germ-free environment. Family members and patient support systems can trust that their loved one is cared for in all areas of physical and mental health,” said Jaworski.
To inaugurate the new facility, Abundant Hospice Home will open its doors to the pub.
Source: Company Press Release