Admission Process

Every Guest who comes to ABODE must:

  • Be a patient of a hospice agency in the San Antonio area
  • Be diagnosed with a terminal disease/condition with three months, weeks or days to live
  • Have a signed Out-Of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate (OOH DNR)
  • Have a person responsible for the Guest’s healthcare decisions and financial matters
  • Have a hospice plan for continued care in case of discharge

Among our other criteria:

  • No infectious or contagious diseases/conditions – COVID-19, HEP C, HIV, MRSA, shingles, scabies, lice, complex wounds and the like.
  • No IVs or in-use feeding tubes.
  • Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease will be considered on a case-by-case basis and only if either is a secondary diagnosis.
  • No aggressive, violent behaviors. Mental health issues considered on a case-by-case basis.

When you think that ABODE would be right for you, ask your hospice social worker to refer you to us – or they may suggest ABODE to you. Our number is (210) 967-9891. We’ll need your clinicals emailed to us at Your name should be included in the subject line.

If you meet our criteria, we’ll add you to our waiting list. When a room opens, we will visit you and your family to review our various agreements and services and ensure we’re the right fit for one another.


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