Through hospice, a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, social workers, bereavement counselors and volunteers work together to address the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families. The program includes individual counseling, grief support groups, chaplain services and a children’s bereavement art group.
The Bereavement Program serves all of the community, not just those who know us through hospice. We see people individually or in groups, to assist in the sometimes very difficult process of coping with the loss of someone you love.
The emphasis of hospice care is on pain control and symptom management and emotional support, enabling patients to live out their lives with dignity and comfort, surrounded by the people and things they love. Because end-of-life care presents a tremendous emotional, physical and financial burden on family and friends, hospice fills the gaps to allow those close to the patient to worry less about the details of care and more about the important emotional and spiritual needs.
With today’s aging population, the need for hospice care has never been greater and is expected to continue growing. As a not-for-profit, your contribution is critical. Your donation provides quality, compassionate bereavement services to patients and families, regardless of their ability to pay.
*Hospice Bereavement Services are fully funded by philanthropic support, which is mandated but not funded by Medicare and Medi-Cal.