End of Life Planning

During the difficult last stages of a serious illness, many people feel that they have lost control over their lives and what will happen to them. Many people don't realize that they regain control over their treatment by choosing hospice care. All too often, people wait to ask their doctor about hospice services; then, when they finally do, they regret waiting so long. With nonprofit hospice care, our patients and their family members are given the opportunity to make decisions about the things that are important to them.

Why hospice care might be right for your loved one.

Taking back this type of control is beneficial to patients facing their last year of life. Instead of spending time in and out of the hospital, they can spend it with their family and loved ones in their own home, regardless of what kind of home that is. Being in a familiar environment can bring comfort and peace in a time that is often fraught with fear and sorrow. In addition, the compassion, support,  and understanding of nonprofit hospice care workers can give families the foundation they need to withstand the emotional and physical hardships they are enduring.

In addition to the reasons listed above, patients who choose our hospice care in Arizona can be confident that they won't face additional financial burdens. Patients with Medicare or other health insurance plans rarely have to pay for our hospice services, as they are usually covered. Even if your family is lacking insurance coverage, at Soulistic Hospice, we serve everyone, regardless of their financial situation or ability to pay. You'll still receive the same level of care, including the use of the necessary medical equipment and supplies, medications, regular home visits, and more.

It's also important to begin discussing your end-of-life care preferences early on, as well as throughout treatment. Planning ahead helps ensure that your wishes are followed and you receive the best quality of life until the very end. Our nonprofit hospice care providers can help provide this service, which can include documenting your wishes and advocating for them. Because patients feel heard, supported, and cared for, their conditions often improve. While not everyone who receives hospice services will be able to return to curative treatment, we know that all of our patients are better prepared to move on from this life, and their families and friends are better equipped to handle their loss. Knowing you've lived a full-life, even until the very end, brings joy and peace amidst pain and sorrow.

If you're considering hospice care in Arizona, either for yourself or a loved one, it's never too soon to talk to your doctor.

Soulistic Hospice is ready to offer you and your family the support and care you need during a difficult time. Continue to our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to some of the most common questions people ask when considering hospice care. We happily welcome all questions about our care services, so feel free to reach out and contact us at any time.