Phoenix Home Care and Hospice is an integral part of our overall commitment to our community.
Our Hospice Mission
Our Hospice services are designed to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of our clients and their families facing end-of-life health care needs with dignity, compassion, and continuity of care.
What Is Hospice?
Hospice provides comfort care and focuses on quality of life. Hospice is a benefit that is available to those who are facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice does not give us the power to shorten or prolong life. Hospice gives us the power to choose how we live.
What does the Hospice Benefit Include?
- Hospice physician collaborates with each person’s regular physician.
- Registered Nurse Case Managers care for patients during routine visits and manage the patient’s individualized plan of care.
- On call nursing is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Hospice aides conduct scheduled visits and assist with personal care.
- Medical Social Workers provide assistance with resources, emotional support and a variety of other needs.
- Chaplains provide spiritual counseling and support.
- Medications, supplies and equipment related to the terminal illness are provided.
- Respite Care is available as a relief for caregiver exhaustion. Short-term respite stays occur in the long-term care facility setting.
- Bereavement services support the family after the loved one has passed.
- Trained volunteers are also available for additional companionship and support.
- Special services related to comfort care are available if appropriate from a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist and a dietary counselor.
Am I ready for Hospice?
People often see hospice as giving up. However, hospice is a New Beginning. When a person says yes to hospice, they are saying:
- I want to have my care provided in the comfort of my home.
- I don’t want to have to go to the hospital or ER again.
- I want to have someone help me live without pain and discomfort.
Is It Time?
If you or a loved one have experienced the following it may be time to consider hospice:
- Uncomfortable symptoms that have responded poorly to treatment
- Progressive weight loss
- Frequent hospitalizations
- Significantly decreased intake of nutrition
Who Pays for Hospice?
Medicare & Medicaid provide 100% coverage for hospice services.
Most private insurances include some coverage for the hospice benefit.
The Phoenix Hospice team works directly with you and your physician to create an individualized plan of care that will meet your needs and help you live life the way you choose.
The team at Phoenix understands the decision to choose hospice can be difficult. We will send one of our hospice experts to visit you in your home to explain the hospice benefit and explain how hospice can make your life better. We want everyone to have the opportunity to understand the value of hospice before decisions are made.