Casa de la Paz Hospice
185 Moorman Avenue Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
The mission of our Hospice program is to provide comfort, support, and compassionate care to people facing a life-limiting illness. Hospice provides a team-oriented quality approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and physical support. This approach is specifically tailored to the individual person’s needs and wishes. This care is provided in the familiar surroundings of their own home or residence – providing the safe, compassionate and respectful care for which Canyon Vista Medical Center is known. Support reaches beyond the patient to include their loved ones and care givers as well.
Hospice is about living – not dying and helping patients live as fully as possible. The focus relies on the belief that each of us has the right to die pain free and with dignity. The support and teaching to loved ones and caregivers allows us to do so.
Casa de la Paz Hospice has been member of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization since 1998. As a member, we support the following principles:
Service—with patient, family, and caregiver support a priority, engaging all members of the patient support system in the early stages and after the illness of the patient ensuring a higher quality of life for the patient and the family and caregivers the support needs after.
Respect—honoring the many facets of the patients beliefs and wishes, allowing for quality physical, emotional, and spiritual care for the patient, family, and caregivers during the during the course of the illness.
Excellence— hospice specific training that ensures that we not only meet but exceed the expectations of our customers with a team-oriented approach with an emphasis on all areas of patient care including those who remain after the course of the terminal illness.
Collaboration—with membership Casa de la Paz Hospice is able to work with and learn from hospices throughout the United States and internationally.
Stewardship—managing the resources that Casa de la Paz Hospice has available to ensure the best care possible for our clients and their families.
In addition, our membership provides staff resources and information to stay current on the Medicare Standards as well as continuous specialized training in hospice care and management techniques.
Who can receive Hospice care?
Hospice care is recommended for people of any age, race, religion, or illness who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, which if continuing on its natural progression, has a life expectancy of six months or less. The patient has decided not to seek further medical care to try to cure the illness or prolong life. Hospice focuses on caring not curing. Our service includes family or friends who are grieving the death of a loved one.
How does the Hospice staff help patients and families?
The Hospice team focuses on helping a person be comfortable by addressing issues causing physical, emotional or spiritual pain or suffering. This team includes professionals and volunteers from many disciplines and skills. Our Interdisciplinary team includes: the patient’s personal physician – who continues their relationship with the patient; the Hospice Medical Director; Hospice Nurse Case Managers; social workers; spiritual and bereavement counselors and certified nursing assistants. The team oversees the patient’s care on a daily basis with a current, individualized treatment care plan. Pain control, symptom management, emotional/psychological/financial concerns, community resource needs, spiritual support, and personal care assistance such as bathing, oral hygiene, and mobility assistance are the core of services provided. Holistic care encompasses all aspects of who we are. Complementary and alternative natural treatments and energy body work can be included in the treatment plan. Bereavement counseling supports the patient and their loved ones even after the patient’s death with an annual Memorial Service and grief support groups. Hospice Volunteers have specialized training to provide additional services such as companionship, respite care and errands for the patient or family. Additional Hospice team members include a pharmacist, nutrition counselors, physical, occupational and speech language therapies that provide their expertise as part of enhancing the quality of life.
Who Pays for Hospice?
Medicare Hospice benefits cover all Hospice services including medications, supplies and medical equipment relating to the Hospice diagnosis. Most Arizona Health Care Cost Containment Services (AHCCCS) programs cover Hospice, as well as many private health insurance plans, HMOs and other managed care organizations. These benefits may pay all or part of Hospice care. Hospice contributions and donations also enable Hospice to provide care for all individuals, regardless of ability to pay.
Does the Medicare Hospice benefit affect regular Medicare coverage?
Medicare Hospice replaces Part A for life-limiting illness but parts A and B coverage remain in effect for other illnesses or injuries that may occur.
How is Hospice Care Provided for people residing outside their own home?
The Hospice team provides care in the skilled nursing facility or assisted living. Our team works with the staff at the nursing facility who are the patient’s primary caregivers, rather than a family member or loved one.We welcome your phone calls or visits for answers to your questions, to make donations, or to volunteer your time. It is by helping Hospice that we may help others.
For questions, referral or requests for public speaking about Hospice, please call 520-263-3400.
Find out more about hospice – www.caringinfo.org
To Support Hospice by Giving, please call 520-263-3400.
To Support Hospice by Volunteering, please call 520-263-3405.