Approaching the End of Life with Dignity and Comfort
With advances in medicine prolonging our lifespans, more and more seniors in greater Phoenix—and around the U.S.—are passing away in hospitals or nursing homes, environments that may not be consistent with their wishes. Of course, we often do not have the luxury of deciding where and how we pass away; however, if given the choice, most people would instead prefer to die peacefully and comfortably at home, surrounded by their family and friends. With hospice services, Phoenix seniors and their caregivers can approach end-of-life care with dignity and peace.
What is Hospice Care?
Hospice is a form of care for people with terminal illnesses that focuses on making them as comfortable as possible and supporting their loved ones during this difficult time. Hospice care in the Phoenix metropolitan area can take place at home or in inpatient settings such as a hospice facility, hospital, or nursing home. In inpatient settings, hospice is provided by a team of medical professionals such as doctors, nurses, social workers, and chaplains. In the home, day-to-day hospice care is delivered by family or friends, with guidance or respite support from visiting healthcare professionals that are available at any time. Regardless of the setting, hospice care provides for the medical, emotional, and spiritual support of the person who is dying and their loved ones.
Finding Hospice Care in Phoenix
Hospice care the right choice for so many people in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Is it right for you or your loved one? And if so, how can you know which hospice service is best? Integrity Senior Placement is the most trusted hospice placement provider in Maricopa County. We have coordinated inpatient and in-home hospice care in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and beyond. David, our compassionate placement specialist, understands how difficult this time is for you and your family, and will help you find the best hospice care for your loved one.