Essential Hospice Care Information
Hospice care and palliative care can be life changing for those that qualify for these particular plans. Working with a team of medical professionals to come up with a plan that is designed specifically for a patient and can help one to get through this trying time with love and support. Although family is among the most important team you can have by your side, Mesa hospice or palliative care professionals can include doctors, nurses or nurse practitioners, social workers, therapists or counselors, physical and/or occupational therapists, and of course, hospice or palliative volunteers all there to make sure you get the care you need in a place that you feel the most safe and comfortable.
Americare Hospice and Palliative Care do exactly that – helping build your team and provide the best Mesa, AZ hospice and palliative volunteers to make you and your loves ones happy. We serve all faiths with integrity and for those of a Catholic faith, we provide sacred support as well at our Mesa Catholic hospice.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our Mesa hospice care nurses and doctors are on call, for any medical emergency or question, all the time as a Mesa hospice patient. While you are in hospice there is a team by your side, 24 hours a day to provide you with care and expertise without fail. Volunteers make up some of this time by spending time with you doing what you love to do – read, write, sing, play, walk, create – you name it!
Do I qualify for hospice?
It is up to your medical doctor to diagnose you as terminally ill; this means a life expectancy of six months or less, to move forward and place you in hospice or palliative care. Once you are a part of hospice care system it is up to that specific doctor to make arrangements at any medical facility, hospital or the like, if you are in need of inpatient care. The cost of the medical service(s) provided during any such visits is paid for through your hospice benefit and to the hospice provider, which they coordinate – so there’s no added stress.
We recommend making sure to contact your Gold Canyon hospice care doctor, nurse or nurse practitioner to these arrangements because the last thing you and your support team need to think about is acquiring more medical costs. It should be about helping you be the happiest you, not how much money you are spending to do so.
You can continue to receive hospice care even if the disease runs its course and you live longer than the duration of what the hospice care provider had assumed. Of course we see this as a blessing and families are always so thankful for the care plans we create that allow them to spend even more time with the people they love, and this doesn’t mean your care will end. A hospice provider will reevaluate your specific diagnosis and see approve you for another six months of hospice or palliative care if it’s assumed your life expectancy is again within a six month range.
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In the comfort of your own home.
Hospice and palliative care are designed to bring the medical team to your Mesa home, allowing you to live your life within the space that you are most happy and comfortable. You can rest assured that in home hospice and/or palliative care will offer all of the medical attention you may need while under that plan. All nurses, therapists and even our incredible volunteers are trained and skilled to give you the best care with the upmost integrity, helping you to forget as much as you can about the details and continue to live each day to the fullest.
Ask all of the questions you need to, this is your care.
Some questions that you may want to consider when deciding to follow through with hospice or find a provider may be:
- Will this doctor and your other medical doctors work together well and
communicate what needs to be?
- Will you get specific staff dedicated to my needs?
- Will the hospice staff meet regularly with you and your family to discuss
the plan of care that you prefer?
- Is the hospice provider certified and licensed to provide you with the best
- Does this specific hospice provider train and provide caregivers (nurses,
therapists, counselors and volunteers) to care for you at your home?
Of course you may want to consider other questions specific to volunteers, including what training programs they go through, or ask about their emergency procedures and how quick of a response you’ll receive if you have an after-hours emergency.
Hospice and palliative care shouldn’t be stressful, and should only increase the amount of comfort and support for you. Having advocates for your health and specific care plans are a must, and of course, choosing the right East Mesa hospice care provider for you.
You can trust in the Americare mission, knowing that our volunteers and staff at Americare Hospice and Palliative Care are here to make every day count and to put a smile on your face. We know the difficulty that you and your family can face and that is why we are always doing our best to make ensure that you can live each day to the fullest.
Please contact us for more information regarding in-patient hospice or at-home hospice care.
1212 N. Spencer St., Suite #2
Mesa, Arizona 85203
Office: (480) 726-7773
Fax: (480) 726-7790