About UsLakes Area Hospice, Inc. (LAH) began in 1994 as a cooperative effort among individuals from the First United Methodist Church, Jasper Memorial Hospital (now Christus Jasper Memorial) and many other area citizens who recognized the need for hospice care in Jasper and the surrounding area. The T.L.L. Temple Foundation gave a grant for operational seed money. Lakes Area Hospice is a non-profit 501(c) (3) entity, which relies on donations of time and funds from the community.
Lakes Area Hospice provides compassionate care for patients with terminal illnesses and support for their families.
Lakes Area Hospice is Medicare and Medicaid certified to provide end-of-life care to their beneficiaries. Lakes Area Hospice maintains memberships in the Texas Non-Profit Alliance, Texas-New Mexico Hospice Organization and National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
Through its membership in the Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance, Lakes Area Hospice has contracts to provide care to the insured of almost all major insurance companies operating in Texas. The Alliance is a statewide network of not-for-profit agencies that directs patient referral to the appropriate member hospice based on geographical location.
Lakes Area Hospice is unique in that we provide care regardless of ability to pay.