Caring Connections is Banner's unique program that offers free support and assistance for patients and their families faced with a chronic or life-limiting illness, but not yet ready to elect hospice services.
Through Caring Connections, individuals and their families have access to community resources, crisis intervention, telephone support and education from our staff.
Our health care professionals and volunteers can assist you in asking the right questions regarding care and planning.
Through Caring Connections you and your loved one can have access to the following:
Caring Connections works with your medical team. We try to educate patients and famiies about specific disease processes, pain and symptom management and coordinate with the physician.
The Caring Connections program has been found to decrease hospitalizations, increase the resources available to patients and families, and promote effective patient and family coping skills.
Referrrals to Caring Connections
Caring Connections is an open referral program. Since Caring Connections is a non-medical assistance program, no physician order is required for service. You can refer yourself by calling (480) 657-1100 or (800) 293-6989. You may also be referred by a family member, friend, social worker, health care provider, nurse or physician.
Once enrolled, you will receive services specific to your needs. Please remember that Caring Connections is a non-medical service.
- No age restriction
- Diagnosis of a chronic or life limiting illness
- Frequent physician office visits or recent hosptializations
For more information, call Banner Home Health and Hospice at (800) 293-6989 and ask for Caring Connections.
No Cost to You
There is no charge for the services provided through Caring Connections. This program is a community service provided by Banner Home Care and Hospice and through the generosity of donations to the Banner Health Foundation.