Facing a potentially life-limiting illness is never easy. Nevertheless, feelings of fear, anxiety, or exhaustion should not be part of the experience. This is because Desert Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, in Phoenix, AZ, is here to help families throughout Maricopa County.
With decades of combined hospice experience, we send skilled clinicians and other caregivers to the homes of patients throughout Arizona's Maricopa County. In the comfort of your own home, surrounded by your family and friends, we provide a range of comfort care specialized to the needs of people with a terminal disease in an advanced stage.
Always caring. Always here. We stand ready to provide the hospice and palliative care services you want, at the time and place of your choosing. The right time for hospice is different for different people. A doctor may recommend hospice after all good options for curative treatments. A patient may choose hospice when the goals of care shift away from aggressive treatments and toward comfort, dignity, and quality of life.
Through our Palliative Care Program, we provide needed support to patients around Phoenix regardless of insurance eligibility requirements or ability to pay. Some people find payment an obstacle to palliative care. For others, Medicare's eligibility requirements are the barrier. We developed our Palliative Care Program to bridge the gaps in the healthcare system.
A large body of research now demonstrates that patients who choose home hospice have lives lengthened by days to months, compared to patients receiving aggressive treatments despite the prognosis and compared to patients receiving palliative care in other settings. Skilled hospice care works to improve quality of life. That plus the comfort and peace of home builds benefits in the emotional status of caregivers, value-consistent care for patients, and even length of life.
Rest assured that Desert Valley Hospice & Palliative Care accepts your Medicare payment as payment in full. For hospice-eligible patients with original Medicare, we do not need to collect co-pays, deductibles, or any other out-of-pocket payments. We use the Medicare payment to cover clinician services, medications related to your hospice diagnosis, related supplies, and even related equipment.