Arizona Supportive Care: Comprehensive Care for Serious Illness
Arizona Supportive Care (AZSC) is a home-based service that helps people at any stage of chronic illness who are struggling with daily living and symptom management. Patients may receive this supportive care while continuing to see their own doctors and pursue other curative medical treatments.
Our care teams work with your physician to provide services wherever you live — at home, a group home, an assisted living or skilled nursing facility. Our team of doctors, nurses, nursing assistants, chaplains and social workers are available to support both you and your family. Everyone has access to a 24/7 phone line answered by a nurse — never an answering service — nights, weekends and holidays included. We can help you avoid emergency room visits and hospitalizations through more efficient coordination of medical services and better management of your condition.
Our goal is to help you stay safe and healthy in the comfort of your own home. Please contact us to see how we can help you and your family.
AZSC is a program of not-for-profit Hospice of the Valley. Unlike other Supportive Care programs operated by multi-state corporations, AZSC is of local origin, 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. However, we encourage you to reach out to 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 payment options available to help out.
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."