Banner Hospice, a nonprofit health care system based in Arizona, is set to open a new inpatient hospice program this fall at Sun Health’s Grandview Care Center in Sun City West, Ariz., after the companies came to an agreement announced last week.
The inpatient hospice unit will use leased space to provide 12 private rooms and 24/7 care for patients with terminal illness in a home-like setting, according to Banner.
While the senior living community already offers general hospice, care leaders at Grandview see great benefits of adding a unit specially dedicated to inpatient hospice care.
“Partnering with Banner Health to offer a dedicated inpatient hospice unit enhances the hospice services we can offer our community,” said Dawn Miller, administrator for Grandview Care Center. “It’s a win-win for both organizations and especially area residents who will benefit from focused hospice services.”
Banner’s inpatient hospice care will round out Grandview’s already existing 288 luxury condominiums and 133-bed continuum of care medical center. In addition to the community’s continuum of care, Grandview offers residents several physical, mentally and socially stimulating facilities and programs.
Written by Erin Hegarty