Hospice of the Valley
Hospice of the Valley was the first hospice in Arizona, founded by a small group of volunteers in 1977, five years before Medicare created a hospice benefit. As the leading provider of hospice care in Maricopa and northern Pinal counties, and one of the largest not-for-profit hospices in the nation, our agency cared for more than 21,000 patients and their families last year. Hospice of the Valley has stayed true to its mission of “comfort and dignity” at end of life, while also expanding services to include full-spectrum care long before hospice care is needed. Unlike any other hospice in Arizona, we offer a comprehensive continuum of care that supports families from early stages of serious illness. We provide innovative palliative programs for those with chronic disease and dementia; in home care for medically-fragile children; and a “house calls” primary care service that sends doctors and nurse practitioners to the homes of people who are too frail to get to the doctor’s office. Our agency turns no one away, regardless of insurance or financial means.
Recognized nationally with the Circle of Life Award from the American Hospital Association, Hospice of the Valley’s unique in-home palliative care programs are described as models of inspiration for bridging gaps in the healthcare system, enhancing patient care, and reducing avoidable emergency room visits and hospital stays. Our Arizona Supportive Care program helps people struggling to manage advanced, chronic illness but not ready for hospice; our Supportive Care for Dementia program is for patients at all stages of dementia and their family caregivers; and our Transitional Care eases the move from hospital to home. These programs expand the spectrum of care to include earlier stages of serious and chronic diseases.
More than half of Hospice of the Valley’s patients have a primary or secondary diagnosis of dementia, the fourth-leading cause of death in Arizona. This startling rise in prevalence has inspired us to offer more resources and services to help those at all stages of the disease, from the newly diagnosed to patients at end of life, as well as their families. Long recognized for its expertise in dementia care, Hospice of the Valley established an innovative Dementia Care and Education Campus in Phoenix– creating a national model to teach professionals, students, caregivers and our community best practices in dementia care. With support, education and resources, we help families “live well with dementia” and “see the person, not just the disease.”
Hospice of the Valley also offers a myriad of free community programs for all, including recognition for veterans and first responders, pet and music therapy, grief support and mindfulness meditation, no-cost healthcare decision planning and senior placement. We also care for children, providing pediatric respite and end-of-life care. A perinatal program supports parents whose babies are not expected to survive long after birth.
Our 2,100 community volunteers truly sustain our mission. They enrich our programs by providing special touches that bring joy and enhance quality of life. Many volunteers enjoy working directly with patients and families– reading, bringing pets to brighten their day or calming with music therapy to ease stress. When our volunteers make home visits, they provide companionship to our patients and a much-needed break for family caregivers.
It is an honor to care for our community. Thank you for trusting us.
Phone: (602) 530-6900
No answering machine. Speak to a nurse 24/7/365.
Administrative Office: 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Hours: Call us any time, day or night. We’re here to help with a simple question or an urgent need.
- (602) 530-6900
- 1510 E. Flower Street
Phoenix, AZ 85014
- Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.