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Senior Placement Service

Two staff members handing elderly woman a referral paperWhen a family member needs additional support at home or a supervised care environment, the array of choices can be overwhelming.  

Hospice of the Valley’s Senior Placement Service helps families and health care professionals sort through the options for senior care – home health-care companies, group homes, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. For 35-plus years our not-for-profit agency has cared for elderly people with chronic and serious illnesses. We can help match individuals to the appropriate level of care in an environment that feels right to the patient and family.

The Senior Placement Service helps families find appropriate care for their loved ones at no cost to the family or to the companies or facilities to which referrals are made. The service acts as a neutral third-party to help meet the medical and social needs of all seniors, regardless of whether they are Hospice of the Valley patients. This service is made possible by donated funds.

To make an inquiry, contact 602.776.6800 or email placement@hov.org. You will be contacted for information about your family member’s background, needs and preferences. Here's what you can expect:

  • After speaking with you, we will identify the most appropriate type of care.  

  • We will provide referrals to places and companies have been screened through checks with licensing agencies and observation by our staff.

  • Once a selection is made, our staff follows up to make sure everything is going smoothly.

  • The service continues to be an information resource to you for as long as needed.

Download a printable brochure about our Senior Placement Service.

Care Options

There are different types of care designed to support seniors:

Group homes – are licensed to care for 10 or fewer residents. Meals, custodial care and basic healthcare are provided by on-site caregivers who sometimes own the homes or live there. Additional services vary.

Assisted living facilities – house 30 to 100 people or more in centers designed to help people live as independently as possible by providing shelter, meals, support services and uncomplicated healthcare.  

Home health care agencies – support people in their homes with services that include housekeeping, meals, personal and nursing care.

Skilled nursing facilities – are staffed by nurses who provide 24-hour care and services such as wound care, medication management and physical therapy. Personal care is provided for activities such as bathing, dressing and eating. Nursing homes usually house more than 100 residents.