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Emotional Care

Support for patients and families to help them cope. This includes care during hospice and bereavement support afterwards.

  • Counseling
  • Social Work Case Management
  • Bereavement Counseling
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Physical Care

Pain management and symptom management to enhance quality of life. These services are monitored and administered by skilled hospice nurses and therapists.

  • Medication Management
  • Occupational, Speech or Physical Therapy
  • Wound Care and Monitoring Vitals
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Spiritual Care

Assists the patient in exploring their spiritual questions surrounding death and dying. Spiritual support is non-denominational and appropriate for individuals regardless of religious beliefs.

  • 1-1 Conversations with Hospice Chaplain
  • Reconnecting with Your House of Worship
  • Literature to Help Cope with the End of Life
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What Differentiates Salus Hospice in Maricopa County?

What Differentiates Salus Hospice in Maricopa County?

You have options when choosing a Maricopa County hospice care provider. WHO you choose makes all the difference.

RN Model of Care – Our Maricopa County hospice patients and families benefit from the continuity of care they receive through consistent RN Case Management oversight and visits. Most visits are from one RN who is assigned to monitor their care.

Staffing Ratios – We highly value our Maricopa County hospice nurses and recognize that providing individualized care is made easier when caseloads remain low.

  • It is common in the hospice industry for a case manager to manage upwards of 20 cases.
  • Our RN Case Managers are tasked with ensuring personalized care for between 12 – 14 cases each.
  • This allows more time for one-on-one focus and results in optimal clinical and emotional outcomes for our hospice patients and their loved ones.

Data Supports Our Practices – Continuous analysis of data informs our Maricopa County hospice care decisions as we work to improve quality of care for our hospice patients.

  • Salus has long provided hospice care services to communities across California and is excited to expand our service area into Arizona. We overwhelmingly receives more 5-star Google ratings than any of our competitors in the areas we service.
What is Hospice?

What is Hospice?

If you or a loved one are faced with a terminal illness, Maricopa County hospice care might be the right choice. This family-centered, holistic approach to the end stages of life offers pain management, emotional healing and spiritual comfort in the home environment.

Hospice’s physical care provides effective pain management that can help you to live each day to the fullest. Our caring professionals work in collaboration with the hospice medical director and your personal physician to provide quality, compassionate and dignified care.

Facing an end of life health condition can leave you feeling scared, confused, uncertain and alone. The emotional support provided by our Hospice caregivers helps clients to explore these emotions and come to terms with this final stage of life

When diagnosed with a terminal illness, deep doubt and questions are common. In most cases, speaking with a spiritual advisor helps to calm some of these emotions and renew feelings of acceptance, contentment and preparedness for the end of life’s journey.

Who Benefits from Hospice?

Who Benefits from Hospice?

When a patient is facing a life-limiting illness, it is always for a physician to discuss all treatment options, and this should include a conversation about hospice care. Most patients enter Salus of Maricopa County’s hospice program with a life expectancy of six months or less, and we require a physician’s referral for admission.

Who Pays for Hospice?

Who Pays for Hospice?

For clients who are referred to hospice by their primary physician, payment is typically provided by Medicare or the Department of Veterans Affairs at 100% coverage. Private insurance also offers a hospice benefit, but clients should check with their individual provider for specifics on coverage.

How Our Integrated Services Can Help You with a Serious Health Condition


A terminal diagnosis brings with it a wide range of emotions from anger and uncertainty to relief and peace. At this time in life, it is more important than ever to receive compassionate hospice care and surround yourself with the people and things that mean the most to you. As part of your support network, Salus Hospice of Maricopa County provides spiritual, emotional and physical assistance. Choosing our services means you can live each day to the fullest knowing that your health care needs are met by experienced professionals. With the help of our interdisciplinary care team, you can experience less pain and more opportunities to realize your end of life goals.

What are the typical goals of care for this type of service?
Affirms life and regards dying as a normal process. Comfort and symptom management; Maintain comfort and quality of life during the end stages of a serious illness to which the doctor does not expect a cure; care for physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs. Reduces suffering. Improve the quality of life for both the patient and family.
Why choose this type of care?
To stay in the comfort of your own home, avoid hospitalization, during your final months, weeks and days of life. To forego curative treatments, rather focus your remaining time left on things that matter most. There is no homebound requirement.
What kind of services are available?
An interdisciplinary team provides holistic care. Includes coverage for medications related to management of the end stage disease, Medical Equipment and Nursing Supplies (i.e Incontinence, Gloves, Wound care dressings).
What insurance plans cover hospice care?
Medicare (Part A) and Medicaid 100% covered; Most private insurances also have coverage, including VA benefit
How often does the care happen?
Hospice support is available 24/7 although the frequency of intermittent visits can vary based on the patients individual care needs and can change as the patients' needs change
Who is involved in the delivery of care?
Hospice has an Interdisciplinary approach to care, the hospice team includes a doctor, nurse, social worker, spiritual care coordinator, home health aide, and volunteers
Who determines what care is delivered?
The hospice team works together with each patient and their family/caregivers to determine the services they would like to receive while under Hospice care. Collaborates with the physician for updates and orders.
Is a physician order required?
Is anything else required?
Patient must have a terminal prognosis of 6 months or less certified by two physicians
If equipment is needed (i.e. hospital bed, walker) who pays for that?
Medical equipment is typically included in your hospice care benefits through the VA, Medicare and private insurance plans. We will help you to determine the right equipment and assist with ordering it and ensuring it is delivered to your home.
How do I get started?
Discuss your desire for care with your physician and give Salus a call. We will schedule an assessment and work with your physician to determine eligibility for care.
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Hospice FAQ

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Patients must always feel empowered to make their own health care decisions, and having a conversation with a doctor you trust about hospice care can help to make that happen. In addition to discussing hospice with your doctor, it is also sometimes helpful to have a conversation about it with others who you trust including family members, a trusted therapist, spiritual advisors, and friends or others in your support network.

Patients do sometimes recover from terminal illnesses, and those who are participating in Salus Maricopa County hospice can be discharged. Clients can always choose to be fully discharged from our care without facing any penalty.

There are no requirements for patients to purchase special equipment, and in most cases, any equipment your doctor or medical team deem necessary for your wellbeing will be provided and billed to your insurance provider, typically with 100-percent coverage. If there is equipment you feel might be beneficial to your care experience, please always feel free to discuss that with our hospice care team.

Absolutely. Salus Hospice Mericopa County encourages family members to remain as involved as they are comfortable with. Our nurses will provide guidance and training to your family so that they can assist you in remaining comfortable and happy at home.

It is typically not necessary to have professional hospice care at your bedside 24/7, but this is something that will be determined when we develop your personalized plan of care. Hours of care provided will always meet your needs, and they are easy to adjust when your condition changes.

Hospice neither hastens nor postpones death, and there are no studies showing that patients die sooner when they receive hospice care. Our goal is to help keep you comfortable as the end of life nears so you can continue to make memories and enjoy time with family and friends at home.

Being homebound is not a requirement for receiving hospice care in Maricopa County. We encourage you to remain active for as long as you are comfortable doing so and for as long as it is safe to continue doing so.

The hospice program provides support and pain management in the end stages of life. It is not designed to administer any medications or therapies to treat the condition or cure it. If an individual believes that he has not exhausted all treatment options, we encourage him to discuss this with his primary care physician and establish the best plan of care for his condition.

No, choosing hospice means that you are looking for the best path forward so that you can remain comfortable at home and surrounded by a professional care team. This empowers you to enjoy every day more and spend more time with the family and friends you love most.

Living longer than six months in no way changes your hospice care. As long as your physician continues to diagnose you with a terminal condition and resulting life expectancy of six months or less, Salus Homecare’s Maricopa County hospice can continue.

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