Hospice care is a type of care provided to support a terminally ill patient at home or wherever he or she lives. A terminal patient is defined as a person having reached a point where nothing more can be done to cure someone. Either it be in a nursing homes, and assisted living. The word “hospice” means “a place of shelter”. Today, the ‘place of shelter’ is not so much a physical location as it is a service that helps a patient who is terminally ill to die with dignity and peace. The goal of hospice care is to not only provide the terminally ill patient and the family with a comfortable death experience, and to enable the person to live to the fullest, even with a terminal prognosis.
Acacia Hospice Care is committed to the delivery of excellent hospice care to patients in Yuma, San Luis Arizona, Gadsden, Somerton, Wellton, Tacna, and Roll. Acacia Hospice Care was founded with the belief that every patient deserves quality hospice care with caring professionals.
Our vision is to be the premier community resource to address issues regarding terminal illness, death and grief. Acacia Hospice Care, Inc. will work together with patients and their families to discover life’s most important moments and continue to achieve human growth and development as a lifelong process. We are not just a provider of services, but together we capture moments that really matter in achieving a degree of satisfaction in preparation for death for the individual and family. Our care is about enabling our patients to live more fully supporting physical, social, spiritual and emotional care through Acacia’s team of professionals.
Acacia Hospice Care, Inc. is a dedicated team of professionals committed to the promotion of comfort and the relief of pain and other distressing symptoms during the end stage of life. We strive to promote an environment of mutual trust, respect, support, and skill to enable the patient to receive care in a location they prefer. We acknowledge the unique role of families of caregivers since they have a significant impact on patients’ daily life and are essential to the hospice plan of care. We believe that death is a natural part of, and necessary closure to life. This philosophy is provided to patients and their families without regard to age, gender, nationality, race, creed, sexual orientation, disability, diagnosis, availability of primary caregiver, or the ability to pay.
Acacia Hospice Care, Inc. believes that the dying person can provide a multitude of qualities and benefits to their survivors and our staff. Those persons enable us to learn, teach, console, enjoy, plan, and laugh during this end stage of life. We strive to assist dying patients and their families in attaining that quality of life which allows them to live life to the fullest and to achieve a degree of mental and spiritual preparation for death that is satisfactory to everyone including our employees.
The mission of Acacia Hospice Care, Inc. is to provide compassionate care and clinical excellence for our patients and their families during the end of life. It is this mission that drives Acacia Hospice Care, Inc. to provide services to our community members suffering from life-limiting illnesses by using our professional multi-disciplinary team. Acacia Hospice Care, Inc. will accomplish this mission by providing:
To qualify for hospice care, a patient usually has a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Research has shown that hospice care at home helps the entire family. Family members are encouraged to take an active role in providing supportive care to the patient. In doing so, the family experiences fewer feelings of helplessness. Hospice provides an array of services to include:
24 hours of on-call nursing
Respite Care to give the caregiver a break for up to 5 days
People that have been diagnosed with a life-limiting condition with a prognosis of six months or less to live with their disease running its normal course. People that have frequently visited the hospital in the last six months, progressive weight loss, recurrent infections, skin breakdown and specific decline in condition. There is no out of pocket expense for hospice appropriate services.