At any time during a serious illness, it is appropriate to discuss all of a patient’s care options, including hospice.
Understandably, most people are uncomfortable with the idea of stopping an all-out effort to beat the disease. However, there comes a point when the focus shifts from curing a disease to improving quality of life and making one comfortable. Arizona Care Hospice provides the information, medical, physical, and emotional caring and support that you need during the difficult times.
If you have questions about hospice or would like more information, please contact one of our locations.
Caring Hospice personnel use carefully administered medication as well as other techniques to help control symptoms and provide medical supplies and equipment to promote comfort.
Nurses provide care and education to patients and their families under the direction of a hospice physician. Each nurse is specially trained in pain and symptom management and is available to meet the individual care needs of the patient.
Certified Nursing Assistants assist patients with activities such as eating, getting out of bed, using the bathroom, walking, dressing, bathing, and toileting; under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
Our social workers and spiritual counselors are professionally trained to address the emotional and spiritual needs of patients. They also help foster positive family relationships, and can access and coordinate community resources.
Arizona Care Hospice provides bereavement staff who are uniquely qualified to provide the spiritual and emotional comfort and grief counseling often needed after a loss. Grief support services are offered for 13 months following the loss of a loved one.
Medications used to achieve pain and symptom management, as well as medical supplies related to the hospice condition are provided by Arizona Care Hospice. Durable medical equipment such as hospital beds, shower benches, etc. are provided to promote comfort and assist in activities of daily living.