Summit Hospice Care

“What is turning out to be the powerful way of actually having this conversation is, you put the pills down, and you talk to the patient and you say: ‘What’s really important in your life?'”

Summit Hospice proudly serves the Phoenix Metropolitan area. Our dedicated team is ready to meet your healthcare needs when it counts the most.

Each patient is assigned a team of experts that will be responsible for providing care and support to the patient and their family during their end-of-life journey. Your personalized team of professionals will include a specially trained RN, LPN, Hospice Aide, Social Worker, Volunteer, Chaplain, and Physician. Your team is trained to address the medical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the patient and the family.

 

This all-inclusive model of care is the core of what Summit Hospice has to offer.

Please call for more information on how we can assist you or your loved one.

 

Myth: Hospice care is only for those who are at the end of their life.

Fact: Receiving hospice care does not mean giving up hope. Hospice is medical care that focuses on providing a high quality of life through pain relief and symptom management. In doing so, those receiving hospice care are better able to experience and enjoy more time with loved ones. Summit Hospice enables our patients to laugh, reminisce, and create lasting memories with family and friends without the burden of symptoms of illness.

 

Myth: Hospice care is too expensive for the average person.

Fact: Medicare covers the cost of all services related to the medically necessary care of life-limiting illnesses. Medicare approved hospice care covers all professional caregivers, medications, medical equipment, and supplies used to treating the illness. In addition, most private medical insurance providers cover hospice care as well. Summit Hospice will verify your coverage options before we begin treatment.

Regardless of whether you reside in a nursing facility, assisted living facility, or your private home, we will provide you and your family with physical, emotional, and spiritual support. While on our services we cover the costs of your medications, medical equipment, and supplies related to your life-limiting disease

 

Our goal is to support and maintain the quality of life of our patients and their families. We advocate for patients and their families in a dynamic, ever-changing healthcare climate by managing the pain and symptoms of illness.

The Summit Hospice team empowers patients and their families to make their own healthcare decisions with support and education from trained, caring medical professionals.

 

Each Summit Hospice patient has a

personalized team of:

  • Physicians

  • Skilled Nursing - RNs and LPNs

  • Hospice Aides

  • Social Workers

  • Chaplains

  • Trained Hospice Volunteers

  • Bereavement Care

HOSPICE CARE FOR RETURNED SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN - WE HONOR VETERANS

Summit Hospice Is Honored To Be A 4-Star Level Member Of We Honor Veterans.
Level Four, the top rank, assures veterans and their families that they will receive the utmost quality of integrated service that is tailored to their specific, unique needs.

Today, one in four dying Americans is a veteran

 

We Honor Veterans is a program sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs to support hospices in meeting the unique needs of veterans facing the end of their lives. Summit Hospice is a proud participant in this program.

Recognition and respect

In the past, hospice organizations served veterans but often were not aware of their identity as former servicemen or women. We Honor Veterans helps hospice and palliative care organizations identify, understand, and serve the needs of veterans facing life-limiting illnesses in any setting including the home, a VA hospital, nursing facility, or other setting. We consider caring for veterans an honor.

 

Qualifications and actions

Summit Hospice operates within specific criteria set forth by the We Honor Veterans program. Specifically:

  • We conduct education and outreach to the veteran community.

  • The clinical staff at Summit Hospice has received specialized training in areas such as PTSD and pain management for veteran patients, especially those who have experienced combat.

  • Many times, patients who are veterans have never talked about their experiences, yet have a need to talk about them before their death. Our clinical staff has received special training to help patients express their feelings and experiences, and find peace and comfort.

 

The tools we use to help veterans

We Honor Veterans uses proven program elements to deliver assistance effectively. Some examples:

  • A Military History Checklist to identify veteran service and assess the impact of their experience.

  • Assistance in identifying resources to determine benefit eligibility of veterans and dependents.

  • Partnering with veterans’ organizations such as Veteran to Veteran Volunteer Program.

  • A Life Review Program that gives the patient the option of recording their military service memories as a legacy for loved ones.

 

Summit Hospice Veterans Honors Pinning Program

Veterans deserve formal recognition, especially as they face the end of life.

 

Summit Hospice Veterans Honors Pinning Program brings together family members, community leaders, and others who seek to honor veterans for their service.

 

It involves a simple and dignified ceremony in which a short proclamation is read, and an American flag lapel pin is applied to the veteran’s clothing by another veteran. It is simple, formal, and a powerful form of recognition and respect.

 

“No person was ever honored for what he or she received.

Honor has always been the reward for what he or she gave.

We are gathered today to honor you for what you gave;

your service to your country.

It is my great honor and privilege to present you today with the American Flag pin from Summit Hospice.

On behalf of a grateful Nation, the staff and volunteers of Summit Hospice and the Hospice Veterans Partnership of Connecticut, I would like to pay special tribute to you for your Military Service to America, and for advancing the hope of freedom and liberty for all.

For your service, we salute you!”

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