Hospice Program

Arizona Family Hospice

We provide advanced end-of-life healthcare in the comfort of our patient’s home – whether it is a private residence, nursing home or assisted living facility. Our agency provides medical care, social and spiritual support, companionship and education – all in order to ensure the most comfort and highest quality of life for the patient in his or her last days.

Our team consists of physicians, nurses, social workers, hospice aides, chaplains, community educators and volunteers. Each member of this team contributes specialized expertise to benefit the patient and members of his or her family. An individualized Plan of Care is developed for each case, ensuring the most comprehensive and appropriate support for each patient and family.

Goal

Our goal is to improve the quality of a person’s life through pain and symptom management and to provide emotional and spiritual support to the patient and their family

Mission

Our mission is to provide dedicated and compassionate care for patients facing a life-limiting illness and to support their loved ones

Vision

Our vision is to exceed the expectations of the patients and their families by providing outstanding care, comfort, and dignity through physical, emotional, and spiritual support

OUR SERVICES

An interdisciplinary health care team manages hospice care. This means that many interacting disciplines work together to care for the patient. Doctors, nurses, social workers, counselors, home health aides, clergy, therapists, and trained volunteers care for you. Each of these people offers support based on their special areas of expertise. Together, they give you and your loved ones complete comfort and palliative care aimed at relieving symptoms and giving social, emotional, and spiritual support.

Pain and Symptom Management

The goal of pain and symptom control is to help you be comfortable while allowing you to stay in control of and enjoy your life. This means that side effects are managed to make sure that you are as free of pain and symptoms as possible, yet still alert enough to enjoy the people around you and make important decisions.

Spiritual Care

Hospice care also tends to your spiritual needs. Since people differ in their spiritual needs and religious beliefs, spiritual care is set up to meet your specific needs. It may include helping you to look at what death means to you, helping you say good-bye, or helping with a certain religious ceremony or ritual.

Home Care and Inpatient Care

Although hospice care can be centered in the home, you may need to be admitted to a hospital, extended- care facility, or a hospice inpatient facility. Hospice can arrange for inpatient care and will stay involved in your care and with your family. You can go back to in-home care when you and your family are ready.

Respite Care

While you are in hospice, your family and caregivers may need some time away. Hospice service may offer them a break through respite care, which is often offered in up to 5-day periods. During this time you will be cared for either in the hospice facility or in beds that are set aside for this in nursing homes or hospitals. Families can plan a mini-vacation, go to special events, or simply get much-needed rest at home while you are cared for in an inpatient setting.

Family Conferences

Although hospice care can be centered in the home, you may need to be admitted to a hospital, extended- care facility, or a hospice inpatient facility. Hospice can arrange for inpatient care and will stay involved in your care and with your family. You can go back to in-home care when you and your family are ready.

Bereavement Care

Death can be a painful and permanent loss experience, and one of the hardest from which to recover. Death takes away, but facing it and grieving can result in peace, new strengths and purpose. Grief is a normal response to loss. Often the most painful loss is the death of a person you love, whether from a long illness or from an accident or an act of violence.

Bereavement is the period after a loss during which grief is experienced and mourning occurs. The time spent in a period of bereavement depends on how attached the person was to the person who died, and how much time was spent anticipating the loss.

Mourning is the process by which people adapt to a loss. Mourning is also influenced by cultural customs, rituals and society’s rules for coping with the loss.

Our grief and bereavement services at Arizona Family Hospice can help you understand the grief you and others in your family may feel after a death, whether sudden or anticipated.

Volunteers

Hospice volunteers play an important role in planning and giving hospice care in the United States. Volunteers may be health professionals or lay people who provide services that range from patient companionship to working in the hospice office or creating personal gifts for patients.

Staff Support

Hospice care staff members are kind and caring. They communicate well, are good listeners, and are interested in working with families who are coping with a life-threatening illness. They are specially trained in the unique issues surrounding death and dying.

Coordination of Care

The interdisciplinary team coordinates and supervises all care 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. This team is responsible for making sure that all involved services share information. This may include the inpatient facility, the home care agency, the doctor, and other community professionals, such as pharmacists, clergy, and funeral directors. You and your caregivers are encouraged to contact your hospice team if you are having a problem, any time of the day or night. There is always someone on call to help you with whatever may arise. Hospice care assures you and your family that you are not alone and help can be reached at any time.

Contact Us

Phone: (888) 752-8055

Fax: (888) 491-8760

For any questions you have, reach out and ask.

15551 N Greenway Hayden Loop
Suite 155
Scottsdale, AZ 85260