Palliative Home Care: Bridging Health Care Services
Arizona Palliative Home Care (AZPHC) offers coordination of care to late-stage, chronically ill patients struggling with daily living and disease management. Patients can receive palliative care at the same time they are receiving curative treatment from health care providers.
The AZPHC team works with patients’ physicians. Nurses and social workers educate and support patients and families. Services are provided wherever the patient lives – at home, a group home, an assisted living or skilled nursing facility. Everyone has access to a 24/7/365 phone line answered by a nurse – never an answering service.
Care is provided to members of health insurance plans that have contracted with AZPHC, a program of not-for-profit Hospice of the Valley. Services are specific to the contract. Gobi Paramanandam, MD, serves as executive director.
The goal is to make patients feel better and to provide improved coordination of medical services at less cost. With pain and symptom management, patients are less likely to need emergency care and hospitalization. And they get to stay where they want to be – at home.
For more information, call 602.212.3000 or submit a contact form.
If you are an individual seeking palliative or hospice care, click here.
"My medical care has improved dramatically. Before, I was really afraid to leave the house to go to the doctor, so I was resistant. Now people come to me and I’m much better. It’s so reassuring."
"I was going to 15 different doctors, running all over the place, in and out of the emergency room. Now the quality of my life is so much better."
Charles "Chris" Christy
"The team is trying to make me comfortable in more ways than just medical … If I feel down, they’re here to give me advice. If I have a problem, they help me work it out."