A safe haven
Gardiner Home helps families struggling to care for a loved one with dementia. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in north central Phoenix, this sprawling ranch house is a peaceful place. Patients feel at home, enveloped by the comforting aroma of homemade soup and fresh baked cookies. Weary caregivers are supported, educated and given respite from unrelenting stress.
The only palliative care and hospice home nationwide that nurtures patients with memory loss.
Our soft touch helps patients with all stages of dementia feel safe. We enjoy nature and music. We soothe with massage and gentle therapy dogs.
Our specialists manage difficult behaviors. We use I-pods to play familiar songs. We lovingly tend to those nearing end of life.
“Music is the soul of language.” When dementia clouds a person’s ability to communicate, music makes a connection. Watch souls stir in this video of Phoenix Symphony musicians playing for dementia patients at Hospice of the Valley’s Gardiner Home. Musicians visit once a month, thanks to a donation from Hospice of the Valley volunteer John Radway, who cared for his wife Claire through a decade of dementia until her death. The Radways loved classical music—and so do our patients!
By partnering with talented musicians at the Phoenix Symphony, we are able to bring some moments of joy to our patients living with dementia as they remember favorite songs from their past. Watch as they are swept away by sweet melodies during a concert at Gardiner Home, our inpatient care home specializing in dementia care and education.