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We trace our success as a company to the simple and enduring philosophy that aging is a gift. The wealth of knowledge and experience that comes with age is a gift to the individual & the family.

We work to provide an environment that supports the whole person—mind and heart, as well as body.

Where it allStarted​

Professional Care you can trust

In 2003, Dr. Héctor David Acosta Hernández founded Hospicio Las Brisas to provide palliative care services to patients at their homes. He provided those services to patients in the town of Vega Baja and its vicinity. The company started to stand apart from the rest because of its high-quality services and the dignified care provided to patients and their families. The company served the community of older adults, without excluding any patient with a terminal illness.

As a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Dr. Acosta made sure to always update protocols and service offerings to keep up with the latest advancements in patient care. He also established rigorous hiring and training protocols for his employees, thus guaranteeing the consistency and quality of the services.

Today, Hospicio Las Brisas has changed its name to Brisas Health to embody the new range of services it offers. In the hands of doctor David Acosta Tirado, who grew up immersed in the industry and shares his father’s vision of service; the company continues to operate with the same professionalism, human values and commitment that have distinguished it for the past 25 years.

Our Commitment

At Brisas Health we are set apart by the service we provide our patients, upholding as our priorities to provide them with the best quality of life, to satisfy their needs (compassionately), to support their families and offer them relief.

Mission

To improve the quality of life of patients with chronic conditions and illnesses during their most critical moments through a program of compassionate care and a warm response, with medical, emotional and spiritual support for patients and peace of mind for their families.

Vision

To become the highest growth and most respected home care service company for its dedication to the quality of life of patients, commitment to developing the most comprehensive and innovative palliative care programs, the rigorous selection of its team members and its humane and compassionate approach.

Purpose

To value every moment in the lives of each patient with humanity and compassion.

Brisas Hospicio (Brisas Hospice) provides home care services for people with terminal illnesses with a life expectancy of six months or less. These services are covered by Medicare Part A for all age groups, including children, adults and the elderly, during the final stages of their life.​

Who is eligible for these services?

Patients are eligible for hospice care when:

Brisas Paliativo (Brisas Palliative) provides specialized “at home” health care services for patients with chronic diseases. Our focus is to offer continuity in the treatment process, as well as physical, psychosocial and spiritual support. The main objective is to improve the quality of life of both the patient and his family. This service is meant for patients with chronic illnesses who leave the hospital, but still do not qualify for hospice.

It has been shown that patients receiving palliative care in the home improve their quality of life and reduce readmissions, which consequently reduces the costs of medical care. Clinical studies have shown the positive impact of this type of care in patients with chronic diseases

Who is eligible for these benefits?

The patient is eligible for palliative care when:

Our Services

Services Covered

Medical Services​

Are offered with a minimum frequency of 1 visit per month and whenever necessary, according to how critical the patient’s condition is. Services include management of vitals, symptoms and pain relief so that the patient can experience a better quality of life.

Nurse Services

To evaluate and asses current vitals and symptoms, and monitors them with a minimum frequency of 1 visit per week, up to 2 to 3 weekly visits, according to the patient’s condition and needs.

Social Services

Assesses psychosocial needs that affect or prevent establishing the patient care protocol, and then offers the necessary support and resources. Minimum visits – 1 per month or according to the needs of the patient/caregiver.

Chaplain Services

Evaluates the spiritual needs of the patient and/or caregiver that affect the acceptance process of the patient’s health condition, in order to offer the necessary support. Minimum visits – 1 per month or according to the needs of the patient/caregiver.

Other services

Support Services, According to Need

Other services

Support Services, According to Need

Hospice Assistant

Offered as a support resource to the caregiver for help with patient’s hygiene/bath. It is offered from 2 to 5 visits per week or as needed.

Housekeeper

Available as a support resource to the caregiver to help with chores and patient care such as, bathroom assistance, cleaning the patient’s room, washing clothes, preparing meals for the patient, amongst others, according to need.

Speech Therapy and Physical Therapy

Are offered when ordered by the doctor, for dealing with pain relief or other symptoms related to the terminal illness.

Nutritionist

By medical order according to the patient’s need.

Equipment, Medical Supplies
and Covered Medications

Durable Medical Equipment

The durable medical equipment within the scope of coverage must be ordered by the physician and in accordance to the patient’s needs to relieve and manage his condition. Delivery will be prioritized according to the date it was ordered.

Medical Supplies

Medical supplies will be available for weekly delivery according to the patient’s need.

Some of the medical supplies that are covered are:

What people say

Testimonials

We trace our success as a company to the simple and enduring philosophy that aging is a gift. The wealth of knowledge and experience that comes with age is a gift to the individual & the family. We work to provide an environment that supports the whole person—mind and heart, as well as body.

"As a geriatrician, I have always had a great interest in palliative and hospice care. When I started working at Brisas Health (formerly Hospicio Las Brisas) I could see the great human warmth, empathy, and love that the whole team gives to patients. I could appreciate the great knowledge the team has about the necessary care at the end of life. The entire Brisas Health team takes care of patients as if they were part of their own family, with a lot of dedication."

Dra. Natalie Rodriguez

"Excellent group of professionals who are at the forefront of medical care of patients with complex diseases, committed to quality, with compassionate, professional and individualized care for the specific needs of the patient and his family."

Dra. Liliana Viera Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care

Our services are offered
in the 78 municipalities in Puerto Rico

In 2019:
100% Of the caregivers were satisfied with our hospice services.

(National average in the United States and Puerto Rico is 84.6%)

100% Of the caregivers would recommend our hospice services to others.

(National average in the United States and Puerto Rico is 96.1%)

*Data obtained in unassisted surveys by the Medicare and Medicaid Service Centers.

Credentials 

AAHPM
Departamento de Salud
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