Northern Arizona Hospice
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Anonymous
Hospice care serves patients with a terminal illness and who have chosen to shift the focus of care from cure to comfort. A terminal illness is one that if left to follow its natural course would lead to a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Northern Arizona Hospice care emphasizes the quality of remaining life and allows patients to remain at home, in familiar surroundings, while receiving expert healthcare. It focuses on the patient’s comfort while supporting their family in caring for the loved ones at home or in one of the many care placements in the greater Verde Valley region.
We never turn anyone away because of financial circumstances. We have been serving Sedona, the Village of Oak Creek, and the greater Verde Valley areas, as the only not-for-profit hospice organization, since 1984. Northern Arizona Hospice depends on your gifts to make this possible.
Let our Certified Hospice registered nurse and social worker schedule a free in-home assessment with you; 928-639-6676.
Our services are based on your needs and may include:
- Regularly scheduled nursing visits in the home for assessment, symptom control and teaching
- Registered nurses on-call for emergency assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Home health aide visits to assist with bathing and other personal care
- Hospice volunteer visits
- Medical equipment, supplies and medications
- No co-pays for any supplies or services
- Emotional and spiritual support
- Bereavement counseling - see our quarterly newsletter
Our Caring Interdisciplinary Hospice team Hospice is a caring community of professionals and volunteers representing a variety of disciplines and skills. They include:
- Your Primary Care Physician
- Medical Director
- Social Workers
- Home health Aides
- Physical Therapist
- Speech Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
Your input is very important to us. If you have received hospice or bereavement support services from us, please tell us how we did. We always aim to improve.
- Hospice Survey of Satisfaction
- Hospice Bereavement Survey of Satisfaction
Your donation helps pay for services not covered by Medicare or insurance. We are grateful for the generous contributions we receive from individuals, corporations, community and church groups, foundations, bequests and memorials. We thank you for the support that allows us to continue our mission of bringing comfort and dignity as life nears its end.
To stay connected with friends and families during this time, you can consider resources such as www.carepages.com
We are an active member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization since 1989.