Hospice is a philosophy of care that provides specialized health care for people nearing the end of their life. If you have a terminal illness or, have decided not to pursue further curative care, and want to focus on comfort and quality of life, hospice care may be right for you. Banner Hospice provides symptom management with a focus on dignity, as well as support services for you and your family.

If you or a loved one would like to speak to a representative about hospice care, please complete the patient referral form.

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We understand it is important to allow patients and their families to make their own decisions, find spiritual peace and say goodbye to loved ones. Hospice is often helpful for those:

  • With a life-threatening illness
  • Who do not respond to treatment
  • Who no longer seek aggressive treatment
  • Who want palliative care, which focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress and mental stress of a serious illness.
  • Need help with pain management related to a terminal illness.
  • Patients can receive care in their homes surrounded by friends and family.
  • Our inpatient unit provides 24-hour care by a supervising nurse and medical staff.
  • Banner Hospice also provides care in many of the group homes, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities and skilled nursing facilities.

Medicare Hospice Benefit

The Medicare hospice benefit pays for:

  • Care and services of hospice team members
  • Medications and medical equipment related to the terminal illness
  • All levels of care: routine, respite, inpatient and continuous

Private Insurance Carriers

Those carrying private insurances often have a hospice benefit available. If you have private insurance and are not sure of hospice coverage, please contact our office at (480) 657-1100, and we will be happy to assist you.

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