A team of hospice professionals work cooperatively with the patient, family and the primary physician to provide this by services form of care.
The hospice philosophy recognizes that every person deserves to live out his or her life with respect and dignity. This concept of care came to the US in the 1970s, at a time when most terminally ill people died in the hospital.
The medical community has come to embrace hospice for bringing quality end-of-life into the home. Now, with the support of hospice professionals and volunteers, individuals maintain control over their end-of-life choices.
Pacific Coast Hospice provides these team services:
All Medicare-certified hospices in the state of Arizona provide these team services. In addition, some offer specialized programs, such as palliative care, care for children, specific programs for patients with dementia. Many programs and support groups also are available to members of the community who are coping with loss and grief, whether or not their loved one was served by hospice.
The Pacific Coast Hospice Leadership Team empowers all employees to provide the best quality care and encourages them to make a lasting impact on the lives of others. We take the time to understand each patients needs on a deeper level. We provide employee resources that build clinical knowledge, encourage evidence-based best practices, and promote individual careers.
We know how important it is to respond quickly when a patient needs help, regardless of the time of day. That is why at Pacific Coast Hospice we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also have almost as many volunteers as we have patients. With a large volunteer effort we are able to provide more one on one volunteers to our patients than any most agencies. Hospice volunteers provide caregiver relief, hand holding, companionship, and more.
FOUNDED IN ARIZONA
We dedicate the appropriate time and resources to make sure you are receiving the high quality care you need. Nothing is more important to us than making patients and families comfortable.
Pacific Coast Hospice serves Maricopa County and parts of Northern Pinal County. Our office is located in the East Valley, but we come to you. We also have hospice house locations throughout the Valley.
When choosing a hospice be sure to ask for a description of services they provide. Also ask how soon services can begin, and if they provide all four levels of care.
While all hospice providers may have the same basic philosophy of care, each are different in some way. Ask for a recommendation from a trusted contact.
Ask to schedule an in-person meeting to get to know the Agency better first hand. Look for things like timeliness, organizational skills, and communication/listening skills.
While some might think with a name like Pacific Coast we must be from California, we're actaully from Arizona. Our story began with our founding members taking a trip to the beach and feeling a sense of calmness and relaxation. We aim to provide those same feelings of calmness and relaxation to our patients in our work in hospice.
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