“Nearly everyone who is asked where

they want to spend their final days says

at home, surrounded by people they love

and who love them." 

                                  - Ira Byok, M.D.

Signs it's time for Hospice

 

• Loss of function or physical decline

• Increase in hospitalizations

• Multiple medical conditions

• Continuing weight loss

• Dependence in activities of daily living

• Treatment options no longer enhance or prolong quality of life 

 

Discussing Hospice

 

 We understand the complexities of your job in the ever-changing healthcare market. We are able to assist you in explaining hospice to your patients and their loved ones. Call us to arrange family meetings to review goals of care and describe our services to anyone considering hospice. 

Transitioning Home

 

We understand the discharge process begins from the time the patient enters the hospital. We can be your partner throughout the entire process, helping you potentially avoid admission and prevent re-admission. 

We will begin Hospice discussions and paperwork process well in advance of discharge. The patient can be clinically admitted to hospice once they are home or in the hospital to stabilize the patient and be a collaborative partner for discharge planning. 

If the patient is going home, we will prearrange for the medications and equipment to be sent to the patients home for a safe hospital discharge. 

 

Offering Patient Choice

 

All patients and families have a choice in selecting the Hospice company they would like to provide their end-of-life care.  Hospitals, Nursing Homes and Physicians are mandated to offer choice and honor their patient's wishes. Many patients and families like the benefit of choosing an independently owned hospice with a mission for caring for patients in the community

Arizona Sunrise Hospice does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or publication in its programs, services, and activities, or in employment.  For further information about this policy, contact 602-218-6861.

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