Congratulations to VALLEYLIFE's Pam Schneider, Residential Assistant Director of Quality Assurance,
for winning 1 of the 15 available 2018 Hospice of the Valley Dementia Care Fellowships!
Pam’s project will focus on improved training for direct support professionals that work with individuals with disabilities suffering from Dementia. The funds will be used to develop and deliver specialized training to the staff that is focused on understanding the disease, recognizing the symptoms and caring for the Members suffering from the disease. Disabilities can further complicate typical care plans and additional training would ensure the staff was fluent in a variety of treatment techniques.
VALLEYLIFE staff will be taught coping strategies for the Members dealing with the disease and strategies for keeping them safe and secure in their group home environment. She envisions the staff helping the Members and their families understand and have better coping strategies as the disease progresses.
Click here to read more about the winners.
At VALLEYLIFE, everyone matters. No person in our community should ever be overlooked or ignored because of a physical or mental disability. Sadly, every day here in Arizona, that’s exactly what happens.
Without VALLEYLIFE, many of those we serve would be forgotten, abandoned, or become homeless or imprisoned.
VALLEYLIFE is a nonprofit organization that provides premier services to individuals with disabilities to enhance their quality of life. We are committed to helping people with disabilities in our community by enriching their lives with rewarding experiences and valuable opportunities. We enable them to live a life with choices, independence and dignity. Our services are delivered through our caring and dedicated staff, specialized programs and advocacy.
VALLEYLIFE is a 501(c)3 organization. Since 1947, we have been assisting individuals with disabilities in the greater Phoenix community in the pursuit of a full and meaningful life.
VALLEYLIFE also operates a commercial printing company, Williams Express Document & Print Services, as well as an on-site production center, and janitorial, landscaping and pool services.
Our members represent diverse ethnic backgrounds and range in age from one to more than 86 years old. VALLEYLIFE members’ diagnoses range from physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities, to behavioral health diagnoses, age-related conditions, mental illness and traumatic brain injury.
We service a full range of disabilities and by supporting such a broad spectrum of individuals; we have an in depth understanding of how disability affects each person’s life and what support they need. This allows us to successfully customize our state-of-the-art, innovative offerings to fit the unique goals of each and every person we serve. Additionally, without focusing on a specific disability, we are able to serve a greater number of people.
At VALLEYLIFE, we understand that while our members may all have very different diagnoses, they all share the need to live full, happy and independent lives, and we are dedicated to ensuring their success.
Our main campus is located in the Sunnyslope area of Phoenix, AZ. We are located at 1142 W. Hatcher Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85021. Please come by and take a tour. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit the “Contact Us” page of our website for a map and driving directions.
Fry's V.I.P Card Helps Support VALLEYLIFE
You can support VALLEYLIFE just by shopping at Fry's! Through the Fry's Community Rewards Program, you can register your V.I.P Card and earn rewards for VALLEYLIFE every time you shop.
In order to continue your support of VALLEYLIFE, you will need to re-enroll your Fry's V.I.P Card each year, beginning in August.
To re-enroll, or to enroll for the first time, click the link below. Thank you for your support!