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Home Health

Home Health agencies are typically referred by the hospital, rehabilitation center, or physician but you do have a choice in which agency you want. Resources for Home Health can be found at the Home Care Association of America, the American Health Care Association, and the National Association of Home Care and Hospice. For more information please see Home Health.


Hospice

Hospice agencies are typically referred by the hospital, rehabilitation center, or physician but you do have a choice in which agency you want. Resources for Hospice can be found at the National Association of Home Care and Hospice, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the Arizona Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. For more information please see Hospice.


Medical Equipment

Medical Equipment is usually covered in part by Medicare, AHCCCS, and insurance but there are times when the item you want is not covered. Equipment lending closets can provide free or donation based services for durable medical equipment on a short or long term basis. Physician orders and proof of residency may be required. Some resources include:

  1. Sunshine Services (Sun City Residents only)
  2. Southwest Lending Closet
  3. Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
  4. Youngtown Community Fund
  5. Society of St. Vincent de Paul

VA

The Arizona Department of Veteran Services  offers assistance in identifying benefits and services available to Arizona Veterans and their beneficiaries, long term care options, funeral and burial resource, and support services and other resources.


Funeral Planning

Planning a funeral after the death of a loved one can be a stressful time, even when advanced funeral planning is done. Cost can vary widely depending on location and services provided, which is why advanced planning is usually advised. Resources and more information can be found at Dignity Memorial, a national network of funeral, cremation, and cemetery services, and at the Arizona Funeral, Cemetery, and Cremation Society.


Mobile Physicians

Home bounds adults may find access medical care from their primary care physician difficult. There are several mobile practices that bring primary care services to the patient in their “Home” environment. Visits are either provided by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician’s assistant. Most accept Medicare, AHCCCS, and private insurance plans. More information can be found at the American Academy of Home Care Medicine.

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