Banner Hospice Program  

Caring Connections


Caring Connections 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.

Program services
Through Caring Connections you and your loved one can have access to the following:

  • Community resource assistance
  • Telephone guidance and support
  • Education
  • Chaplain services
  • Assistance with living wills and advance directives information
  • Nursing oversight
  • Social services
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Long-term planning assistance
  • Placement options
  • Volunteer support
  • Safety teaching

What are the program benefits of Caring Connections?
Caring Connections works with your medical team. We try to educate patients and families 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.

How do I get a referral 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) 657-1168 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.

Who is eligible for Caring Connections?

  • Diagnosis of a chronic or life limiting illness
  • Frequent physician office visits or recent hospitalizations

For more information, please call (800) 293-6989 and ask for Caring Connections.

How much does Caring Connections cost?
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.

Banner Hospice
275 E. Germann Road, Suite 110
Gilbert, AZ 85297
(480) 657-1000
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