A Hug Away Healthcare is a godsend for those families wanting to retain a quality lifestyle for their loved ones who need medical care at home. Located at 1203 Avenue D, Suite A, in Old Town Katy, A Hug Away Healthcare is owned by sisters Marisa Frazier and Tikisha Johnson.
Marisa is the Administrator and Tikisha is Alternate Administrator.
“Our heart is in Katy, but our care has no limits,” said Marisa. “We are licensed to service all of Texas, including the Fulshear area, and we’ll go as far as we have to in order to fulfill our patients’ needs.
“Our goal is to leave a legacy. We boast on our ability to help doctors heal patients and to comfort families and friends. Our census stays small because we assign nurses and therapist who help get patients back to a full time lifestyle that they can embrace.”
The business is truly a one-stop shop for anyone who needs home health care services. Included among its services are: infusion care, wound care, skilled nursing, hospice care, IV therapy, physical therapy, medical equipment, social services and companionship services — all offered within the convenience of one’s own home.
But that’s not all, A Hug Away also provides full-time hospice care, occupational therapy, speech therapy, intravenous injections, intramuscular injections, catheter insertions, blood pressure and glucose level checks and other vital checks for body temperature, pulse rate and rate of breathing. A Hug Away is also expanding its services to include pediatrics and psychiatry.
“Our licensed physicians, registered nurses and other medical professionals work in collaboration with family physicians to deliver the best home health care available,” said Marisa. “It’s all about giving our patients the quality lifestyle they want and deserve.”
Most of the home health care referrals come from doctors who have knowledge of A Hug Away or have personally experienced “our high level of care,” said Marisa. Word-of-mouth advertising drives about three-fourths of their business, she added.
A major focus of A Hug Away is hospice care and that’s understandable, as it was this issue that actually launched the idea for the business. When Marisa worked at a previous job, the wife of one of her employees was suffering from brain cancer. Marisa started hospice care in an effort to ease his mind while at work, allowing him to maintain his job and be at peace with the hospice process.
After that successful effort, Marisa and Tikisha “went at hospice full time.”
‘HOSPICE FAMILIES ARE VERY CLOSE TO OUR HEARTS AS WE HELP COMFORT AND EDUCATE THEM CONCERNING THE GRIEVING PROCESS. THIS IS A VERY DELICATE TIME FOR ALL INVOLVED.’
Hospice care focuses on improving the quality of life for patients and their families faced with a life-limiting illness. The primary goals of hospice care are to provide comfort; relieve physical, emotional and spiritual suffering; and promote the dignity of terminally ill persons. Hospice care neither prolongs nor hastens the dying process.
Hospice services provided by A Hug Away include, but are not limited to:
• Spiritual counseling;
• Medical social worker assistance;
• Skilled nursing assistance;
• Dietician services;
• Family bereavement counseling;
• Physical, speech and occupational therapy services;
• Frequent medical status updates;
• Psychological consulting; and
• Explaining medical conditions (for family and patient).
“We always encourage volunteers to help with our hospice program,” said Marisa. “Interested parties can contact us at 832-437-1983 for training and assignments.”
Another major offering by A Hug Away is its respite service that is available hourly, daily or weekly.
“Even though many families take great joy in providing care to their loved ones so that they can remain at home, the physical, emotional and financial consequences for the family caregivers can be overwhelming without the right support,” said Marisa. “Our respite service offers you the much-needed temporary break from the often-exhausting challenges faced by the family caregiver.”
Respite services include, but are not limited to: doctor visits with an assistant; supervised maintenance; nutritional services; sitter companion services; “planned” emergency care; medication reminders and reading assistance. A Hug Away offers respite care for both hospice and sitter services to allow the family a time to rest.In addition, A Hug Away offers a wide array of medical equipment to assist in the care of a loved one, including wheelchairs, hospital beds, oxygen, walkers and shower benches.
For more information, visit www.ahugaway.com.
“WE ARE ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF HEALING AND RETURNING YOU TO THE LIFESTYLE YOU ENJOY AND LOVE”