Salus Hospice Maricopa County Integrates Physical Therapy to Enhance Patient Care

[Maricopa County, June 18, 2024] — Salus Hospice, an accredited hospice care provider, is pleased to announce the integration of physical therapy into its comprehensive hospice program in Maricopa County. This strategic enhancement aims to further improve the quality of life for patients facing terminal illnesses by addressing their physical comfort and functional needs.

Hospice care traditionally focuses on improving the quality of life for and providing comfort and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses, emphasizing pain management, emotional health and spiritual well-being. Recognizing the holistic approach to patient care, Salus Hospice has expanded its services to include specialized physical therapy. This addition enables patients to receive personalized rehabilitation and mobility support tailored to their unique needs.

“Introducing physical therapy into our hospice program aligns with our commitment to delivering compassionate and comprehensive care to every patient,” said Debbie Robson, Vice President of Hospice Care at Salus Hospice. “Many of our patients experience physical challenges that can be alleviated or managed through targeted therapy. By integrating these services, we aim to enhance their overall quality of life and promote comfort during this sensitive time.”

Physical therapy in hospice care offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Improved Mobility and Function: Physical therapy helps patients maintain or regain their ability to perform daily activities, enhancing their independence and quality of life.
  • Pain Management: Therapeutic exercises and techniques can reduce pain and discomfort associated with illness and immobility.
  • Enhanced Comfort: Techniques such as positioning and gentle movements can relieve muscle stiffness and joint pain, promoting relaxation and comfort.
  • Emotional Well-being: Physical activity and therapy sessions can boost mood, reduce anxiety, and improve overall emotional health.

Salus Hospice has partnered with Living Gracefully, an established provider in Maricopa County and professional physical therapists with more than 20 years of experience. Therapists work closely with the interdisciplinary hospice team to develop personalized care plans for each patient. These plans address specific goals and preferences, ensuring that therapy complements other aspects of the patient’s care.

“Our goal is to empower patients to live as fully and comfortably as possible,” added Brittany Singleton, founder of Living Gracefully. “Physical therapy plays a crucial role in achieving this by focusing on the physical aspects of care while respecting the individual’s dignity and choices.”

Incorporating physical therapy into Salus Hospice’s service offerings reaffirms the company’s dedication to providing holistic and compassionate end-of-life care. This initiative reflects an ongoing commitment to innovation and excellence in hospice care.

For more information about Salus Hospice and its services, please visit the website or call (888) 881-4822. 

Salus is an accredited provider of hospice care. While new to serving patients in Arizona, it has an established reputation in California for over twenty years and is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for patients facing terminal illnesses. With a focus on compassion and comfort, Salus Hospice offers comprehensive services designed to support patients and their families throughout the end-of-life journey.