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Dementia Care and Education Campus now serving our community!

Dementia Care and Education Campus

Modeling an innovative, state-of-the-art approach to comprehensive dementia care, this first-of-its-kind campus will support those in our community living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Whether a loved one is just starting to show signs of dementia, or is advanced and needing hospice care, this campus provides resources to help with every step of the caregiving journey. Opening in phases, the campus will:

  • Serve people with all stages and all types of dementia and offer individualized care to engage the senses and create joy.
  • Surround caregivers with compassionate support.
  • Help families navigate the challenging dementia journey with comfort and dignity by bringing vital resources together in one amazing place.

The campus is centrally located in Phoenix at 3811 N. 44th St., just south of Indian School Road. All the buildings share a courtyard and a view of Camelback Mountain.

  • The Community Education Center is where diverse groups — patients, their caregivers, healthcare providers, students, volunteers and neighbors — come together to learn and find support. An adjoining Memory Café is a dementia-friendly place for our community to share experiences.
  • An Assisted Living Center offers private rooms and a suite for up to 12 residents with all stages of dementia.
  • A 10-person Hospice Inpatient Care Home provides specialized care for patients with advanced dementia.
  • An Adult Day Club offers stimulating programs and socialization for people with any stage of dementia and respite for family caregivers. An adjoining Child Center provides intergenerational enrichment, activities and education for preschoolers, ages 2 to 5.
  • A beautiful open space with a sensory garden path invites strolling, relaxation and meditation.

Media Facts

Why did Hospice of the Valley build a dementia campus?

  • Arizona has one of the highest growth rates of people living with dementia in the U.S. By 2025, an estimated 200,000 Arizonans will be affected — a 43% increase from 2018.
  • Alzheimer’s and other dementias are Arizona’s fourth leading cause of death.
  • We see the physical and emotional challenges that families face while caring for a loved one with dementia. Education and compassionate support can make a huge impact on quality of life. We are committed to educating and inspiring, reassuring and supporting, and modeling a high standard of care.
  • We take a proactive approach to the challenges of navigating a dementia journey with a loved one. With education, compassion and support, we help families live well with dementia.

There are other dementia care facilities in the Valley. How is this one different?

  • Everyone in our community is welcome to utilize this unique resource. This fully integrated campus brings together a comprehensive model of care — all in one place. From a day club for those with moderate dementia to home-like assisted living to inpatient care for those needing hospice care, there is support for all stages of the condition.
  • An Education Center also distinguishes this campus from other facilities by giving our community a place to discover resources and share experiences. We offer classes in dementia care to physicians, nurses, social workers, professional caregivers, physical and occupational therapists, and other healthcare providers. Family caregivers attend support groups to learn new ways of communicating that help their loved ones find moments of joy. Students are inspired to pursue careers in dementia care to help build a much-needed dementia workforce for the future.
  • Our Memory Café is open to the community, providing a friendly place for families living with dementia to gather and have a bite to eat.
  • We are excited to create a space where patients and families can find the resources and support they need to live life to the fullest.

What programs will be offered at the campus?
In our Adult Day programs, we offer:

  • Art (painting, clay, woodworking, tactile projects)
  • Music (listening, dancing and creating)
  • Movement (yoga, stretching, courtyard strolls)
  • Education (nature, music, culture)

In the Education Center, we train health professionals and family caregivers with a variety of hands-on learning opportunities, including:

  • Instructional workshops
  • Professional training classes
  • Support groups for family caregivers
  • Caregiver skills labs
  • Mindfulness sessions
  • Community concerts

Why is there a Child Center?
Numerous studies show that intergenerational programs involving young children and the elderly have many positive effects on both. A local partner, Prince of Peace, operates the Child Center.

What is the cost of this project?
The construction cost is $25 million. Because of the sharp rise in the number of dementia cases, we are committed to expanding services to help our community deal with this national health crisis. Hospice of the Valley’s Board of Directors supported an initial investment and with the support of our generous community, we continue to raise additional funding.

How can our community get involved?
Members of our community may volunteer their time and talents. We train volunteers to provide vital companionship — enriching the lives of our patients and supporting their care partners.

To learn more about the Dementia Care and Education Campus, an innovation of Hospice of the Valley, refer to our Campus FAQs, visit dementiacampus.org or email info@dementiacampus.org or call (602) 767-8300.


Lin Sue Flood, Director of Community Engagement, lflood@hov.org • (602) 530-6945
Debora Britz, Communications Specialist dbritz@hov.org • (602) 636-6320