Hospice patients are cared for by a team of healthcare professionals who focus on the “whole person” – physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Team members include:
- A physician or nurse practitioner who provides pain and symptom relief.
- A nurse who visits weekly or as often as needed.
- A nurse’s aide who gives personal care, such as bathing.
- A social worker who offers emotional support and help with matters such as living wills.
- A chaplain (if requested) who tends to spiritual needs.
- A volunteer who visits patients and provides breaks for the family caregiver.
- A bereavement counselor who offers grief support and education.
Medications, medical equipment and supplies that are related to the life-limiting diagnosis are covered by Medicare or insurance and delivered to the patient’s doorstep.
Patients can keep their own doctor. The team works with the patient’s physician – or the patient’s physician may elect to have the hospice doctor oversee the care, which is provided at home, in a nursing home, group home, or one of our palliative care units. Our coverage area spans Maricopa and northern Pinal counties.
Hospice of the Valley offers a wide array of additional services that go beyond the basics of hospice care. We offer specialized programs for specific illnesses, caregiver support, integrative therapies, grief support and palliative care for people not yet ready for hospice. We also support the patient's family.
For assistance, call 602.530.6900 anytime 24/7, or submit our Get Help form.