The Crossing Hospice Care
Hospice Services in Phoenix, Arizona
Are you or a loved one in the final stage of a terminal illness? THEMA Health Services home-based hospice services provide the compassionate and medically-approved end-of-life care you are looking for, wherever you call home.
Our care team strives to create an inclusive environment of kindness and dignity that will improve the quality of life for terminally ill patients and their loved ones through physical, emotional, social, and spiritual support.
What is Hospice?
Hospice care is designed to be the cornerstone of support for you and your family during these deeply emotional times. Hospice providers are available 24/7 to keep symptoms under control so terminally ill patients can enjoy the final stage of life in the company of friends and family without focusing on the pain. That’s the promise of hospice care, and that’s the promise of THEMA Health Services.
Your plan of care will involve you, your family, your doctor, and all other healthcare providers and caregivers to ensure that your entire medical, spiritual, and emotional support network is on the same page regarding your end-of-life care wishes. THEMA Health Services care team consists of nurse practitioners, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers who are committed to the same goal: Comfortable and compassionate end-of-life care.
Benefits of Hospice Care Include:
- Flexible, Personalized Care – Our hospice care team brings everything you need to your home, wherever you call home, tailored to your needs or the needs of your loved one. Care and support is available 24/7 to ensure you or a loved one lives well during the last stage of life.
- Pain-Free End of Life – Living with pain unnecessarily robs people of quality of life, especially during the final stages of a terminal illness. One of the primary goals of hospice care is pain and symptom management to support more personal aspects of this life stage, such as reflecting on one’s life, focusing on relationships in a deep and intentional way, and achieving a sense of closure with loved ones.
- Support for Loved Ones and Caregivers – Hospice care is as much about supporting immediate family members and caregivers as it is about supporting patients in the final stage of life. To that end, our hospice care team includes social workers who help coordinate the complicated legal and financial end-of-life processes and counselors who help loved ones left behind with the grief process.
Is Hospice Care Right for You or a Loved One?
Hospice care addresses the needs of the patient during the last stages of an illness, not just the last hours, days, or weeks of life. As such, it’s recommended to consider hospice care when you or a loved one learns that the illness is incurable and a physician certifies that, if the illness progresses on a normal course, life expectancy would be six months or less.
Hospice serves patients of all ages who have a variety of life-limiting conditions, including but not limited to:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Heart and liver diseases
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
- Parkinson’s disease
Discuss Your Options Today
Contact THEMA Health Services to learn more about our hospice care services and to discuss care and treatment options for yourself or a loved one. Fill out our online contact form or call our Phoenix offices at (602) 889-4400 to speak with one of our hospice and palliative care experts.