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Arizona Hospice Care Services

 

Chandler, AZ    East Valley Hospice, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Chandler, AZ    Heartland Hospice Services, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Chandler, AZ    Hospice Inspiris, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Chandler, AZ    Hospice Of The Valley, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Gilbert, AZ    Heartland Hospice Services, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Gilbert, AZ    Hospice Inspiris, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Gilbert , AZ    Banner Home Care, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Glendale, AZ    Caregiver Resource Institute, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Glendale, AZ    Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Glendale, AZ    Heartland Hospice Services, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Glendale, AZ    Hospice Inspiris, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    24 Hours A Day, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Allegiance Hospice, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Banner Gardens Hospice House, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Comforcare Southeast Valley Phoenix, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Hospice Family Care Inc, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Hospice Inspiris, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Hospice Of The Southwest, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Odyssey Healthcare of Phoenix Incorporated, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Mesa, AZ    Sun Valley Hospice, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Peoria, AZ    Sun Health Hospice, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Affinity Hospice Of Life Of Arizona , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Caregiver Resource Institute , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Crossing Hospice Care , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Hearts For Hospice , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Highway Christian Hospice Inc , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Hospice Inspiris , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Hospice Of Arizona , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Hospice Of The Valley , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Infinity Hospice Care Llc , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Odyssey Healthcare Of Phoenix Inc , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Ryan House , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    The Crossing Hospice Care , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Trinity Hospice Center , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Phoenix, AZ    Vitas Hospice Services Llc , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Scottsdale, AZ    Heartland Hospice Services , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Scottsdale, AZ    Hospice Inspiris , Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Scottsdale, AZ    Hospice Of The Valley, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Scottsdale, AZ    Hospice Of The Valley Eckstein Center, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Scottsdale, AZ    Odyssey Healthcare Of Phoenix, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Scottsdale, AZ    Sojourn Care Inc, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Scottsdale, AZ    Vista Care, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Scottsdale , AZ    Vistacare, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Sun City, AZ    Hospice Family Care Inc, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Sun City, AZ    Volunteers For Hospice Inc, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Tempe, AZ    Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Tempe, AZ    Heartland Hospice Services, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Tempe, AZ    Hospice Inspiris, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Tempe, AZ    Hospice Of The Southwest, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Tempe, AZ    Odyssey Healthcare Of Phoenix Inc, Maricopa County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Carondelet Hospice Of Green Valley, Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Casa De La Luz Hospice, Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Evercare- Hospice & Palliative Care, Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Hospice Family Care, Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Hospice Family Care Inc, Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Tmc Hospice, Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Valor Hospicecare, Pima County      Click to request assistance
Tucson, AZ    Vistacare Hospice, Pima County      Click to request assistance
Yuma, AZ    Hospice Of Yuma, Pima County      Click to request assistance
Yuma, AZ    Rta Hospice & Palliative Care, Pima County      Click to request assistance

 

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About Hospice Care

Note: Many families or their loved ones' doctors often wait too long to order hospice. Hospice is a very valuable service and should be ordered at an earlier stage of illness. Many doctors or family don't often consider hospice for Alzheimer's, degenerative old age or other debilitating illnesses where a person is going downhill fast. They should.

It is unfortunate that many people who died in a hospital emergency room or who received heroic treatments to prolong life in a hospital may have had the alternative of dying at home in familiar surroundings, with family or other loved ones at their side.

When someone is in crisis or appears to be going downhill fast but there really is no hope for recovery, family often call 911 and start a process which can result in great stress and great emotional discomfort. The loved one who is dying ends up in a hospital and may die there or be transferred to a nursing home where death eventually occurs.

When there is no longer hope for prolonging life, especially when this decision is made months in advance, hospice is usually a better alternative to other medical intervention.

Hospice is a form of palliative care for patients who are terminally ill. A commonly used definition for terminally ill patients is, "patients who have a progressive, incurable illness that will end in death despite good treatment, and who are sick enough that you would not be surprised if they died within six months."

Hospice care is a valuable service and is generally underused except for terminal cancer patients. Hospice allows for compassion and dignity in the process of dying. Most families wait too long to have their doctor prescribe hospice from Medicare. It should be considered at an earlier stage.

Hospice involves a team approach using the following providers.

  • Family caregivers;
  • The patient' s personal physician;
  • Hospice physician (or medical director);
  • Nurses;
  • Home health aides;
  • Social workers;
  • Clergy or other counselors;
  • Trained volunteers; and
  • Speech, physical, and occupational therapists, if needed.

The purpose of hospice is the following:

  • Manages the patient's pain and symptoms;
  • Assists the patient with the emotional and psychosocial and spiritual aspects of dying;
  • Provides needed medications, medical supplies, and equipment;
  • Coaches the family on how to care for the patient;
  • Delivers special services like speech and physical therapy when needed;
  • Makes short-term inpatient care available when pain or symptoms become too difficult to manage at home, or the caregiver needs respite time; and
  • Provides bereavement care and counseling to surviving family and friends.

A person can receive hospice from Medicare if he or she is

  • eligible for Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance), and
  • the doctor and the hospice medical director certify that the person is terminally ill and probably has less than six months to live, and
  • the person or a family member signs a statement choosing hospice care instead of routine Medicare covered benefits for the terminal illness, and
  • care is received from a Medicare-approved hospice program.

A person may continue to receive regular Medicare benefits from his or her customary doctors for conditions not related to the hospice condition.

 
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