Arizona Palliative Home Care: Comprehensive Care for Serious Illness
Let us help you manage the symptoms of chronic illness and ease the struggles of daily living.
Arizona Palliative Home Care (AZPHC) is a home-based service that comes to you on your schedule. Our team of medical professionals collaborates with your physician to provide services in the comfort of home wherever you live — your house, an assisted living community or a skilled nursing facility.
You may receive this comprehensive care while continuing to pursue other curative medical treatments with your own doctor. And it’s available no matter what stage of chronic illness you have.
Our AZPHC physicians, nurses, nursing assistants, chaplains and social workers provide compassionate, specialized support — not just to patients, but also to overwhelmed family caregivers. We explain medications and disease progression, coordinate care with specialists, refer to community resources and assist with medical directives.
In other words, we are always there for you, from simple questions to urgent needs. Our 24/7 phone line is answered by a nurse — never an answering service — nights, weekends and holidays included.
Our top priority is to help you stay safe and healthy in your own home. We want to improve your quality of life, whether it’s ensuring a smooth transition back home after a hospital stay or managing your condition to avoid emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Please contact us to see how we can help you and your family.
AZPHC is a program of not-for-profit Hospice of the Valley, serving central Arizona since 1977. Unlike other palliative care programs operated by multistate corporations, AZPHC is based locally, hires locally and has longstanding relationships with our community. Michael Debo, DO, MS, serves as medical director.
Care is provided through partnerships with contracted health insurance plans, and we encourage you to contact us if you need assistance with symptom management, coordination of care or access to health-support services. Even if the insurance provider isn’t a contracted partner, we have other supportive care programs that can help.
How to reach us:
If you are an individual seeking palliative or hospice care, click here.
To refer a patient to Arizona Palliative Home Care (AZPHC), fax (602) 212-3032.
"My medical care has improved dramatically. Before, I was really afraid to leave the house to go to the doctor, so I resisted getting the care that I needed. Now people come to me and I’m doing much better. It’s so reassuring."
"I was going to 15 different doctors, running all over the place, in and out of the ER. 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."
"I have been a cancer patient for 10 years. Finally, I found AZ Palliative Home Care and some of the most caring, kind and knowledgeable staff. First they did an evaluation of my condition and meds. Now they come to my home once a week to take care of all my medical needs and help improve the quality of my daily life. I am on less medication and feel much better and happier. This makes such a difference!"