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VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California provides hospice and palliative care wherever you call home: in your house, a skilled nursing center, an assisted living facility or independent living facility.
NonProfit Care: We Put People Before Profits
We are the leading nonprofit care agency in your area. We stand apart from the many for-profit agencies in both service quality and community involvement. We have a dedicated, vibrant, volunteer team that allows us to go above and beyond in caring for you or a loved one.
Hospice Is Covered In California – Quality Care At No Cost To You
Hospice is a covered benefit. In most cases, there is no cost to you. We have a financial specialist on staff to answer questions about financial assistance and any community resources that may be available. There is no need to defer hospice care due to financial concerns.
Our VNA SoCal home nurses and caregivers help create individualized medical care plans, set personal goals, and provide palliative care to help manage pain and symptoms. Every patient is different. With services ranging from hospice, home health care and private duty care to palliative care and senior care, we pay attention to your unique needs and the needs of family and friends.
EXCEPTIONAL, COMPASSIONATE CARE
Hospice provides expert care and support to patients and families facing severe advanced illnesses. VNA hospice care centers on the patient’s goals and personal choices; they tell us what’s important to them and we provide care tailored to their wishes. Hospice care focuses on pain relief and symptom control so people can live more comfortably and enjoy an enhanced quality of life.
With hospice care, you will focus less on the illness and more embracing opportunities that are meaningful. The hospice philosophy is that time spent at home with family is far better than frequent hospitalizations in the care of an ever-rotating staff. Our hospice clients are supported by a uniquely trained group of nurses, caregivers, doctors, social workers, volunteers and others who understand the challenges when facing a life-limiting illness.
Hospice: Compassionate Care & Support
Emotional and supportive services help you navigate psychological, legal and financial issues. Our home hospice care team evaluates the needs of the entire family and helps ease the stress during a challenging time.
A CARE ALTERNATIVE
Home health care staff provide care in your own home or care facility. Our home nurses and caregivers offer support to manage illness and recover from injury or surgery. The team includes nurses, doctors, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, registered dietitians and home health aides.
In-home care can provide help for seniors and disabled individuals so that they may maintain as much independence as possible – comfortably and safely. VNA nurses and caregivers work directly with your doctor to oversee all aspects of your care. We help you avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and develop a personal healthcare plan that connects you to physical therapists and other medical services you need.
Home Health Care is Covered by Medicare
Home health care is usually entirely covered by Medicare and is an essential part of managing temporary as well as ongoing healthcare issues.
Do you need reliable and experienced private duty care? Call (800) 969-4862 to discuss your needs with an expert.
Private Duty care is available seven days a week to provide in-home assistance. Private Duty care provides for a minimum of 3 hours and up to 24 hours per day by experienced caregivers who come to your home to assist you with daily tasks and personal care needs.
You or your loved one may be struggling with ongoing medical needs as a result of an injury, disability or chronic illness. Private duty caregivers can help with bathing, dressing, mobility issues as well as light housekeeping and meal preparation.
Safety and Peace of Mind
In addition to providing for your care needs, our caregivers offer general companionship and can help facilitate transportation to appointments and family gatherings. A caregiver can help a client maintain hobbies and activities that they enjoy. Private duty care also offers families the necessary peace of mind that their loved one has the attention they need when they cannot be there themselves.
CARE FOR ANYONE LIVING WITH A SERIOUS ILLNESS
Palliative care helps alleviate symptoms, manage pain, stress, and improve the quality of life associated with a serious illness-whatever the diagnosis. Palliative care is appropriate at any age or stage of illness and often provides support alongside curative treatments.
Expert palliative care professionals coordinate with your primary care physician to create a program that improves the patient’s overall comfort and assists the family whose loved one needs specialized care.
Those who have cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and other conditions will find VNA SoCal caregivers have extensive experience in managing their care plan. Pain, fatigue, breathing issues, nausea or loss of appetite as well as the anxiety and emotional distress that comes with dealing with a chronic illness are our priority.
Family & Patient Testimonials
I still think about how much you livened things up with your visits! The beagles just loved you, and you really knew how to talk to Dad! We were the luckiest family in the world to have you as our nurse!
My daughter was on hospice since birth. She had a chromosomal disorder that affected her heart and doctors had given her few hours to live after birth. We were sent home with Hospice and I am at peace that it was VNA who came with us... Every time I called VNA, they would treat me with care and dignity. They would come to our home at any time during day or night. I cannot count the many times we called; they would come and check on my daughter, treated her with love and compassion and they would call doctors to consult whenever necessary. Our love and the advice of the VNA doctors, nurses, social workers and all people who work there help to give my family the opportunity to enjoy few months with our precious daughter. What I can tell you, as a mother, is that VNA did more than I was expecting from a hospice facility.
Wow, Angels sent from God! We just signed up with this service that is more than accommodating and very understanding of my 91 yr old grandmother. It is completely covered through her medical insurance and that alone is amazing in this day and age. But the people and nurses and doctor are the most wonderful people thus far. I am some grateful and I know we are blessed!
December 30, 2017 During September, October, and November 2017, I was under the care of VNA Hospice in Upland (VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California). Without exception, I found their employees to be caring and encouraging people. I recently sent a donation of $500 to VNA, which I trust will provide someone else with the type of care I received.
Michelle, Kim, Emma, Tom, Diana, and Hilary: thank you so much for making Steve’s life comfortable until our Lord called him home, you made it all happen. And the blanket really made him happy. Thank you all so much for all you did to comfort Steve, it means so much to us. Thank you to all…
To all the dear people at VNA Hospice, it was five years ago November when my precious husband Kenneth passed away. I will never forget the wonderful men and women who graced our home with their care and compassion for Kenny and for me, I called them angels. May you and all your “angels” continue your compassionate care and love for the afflicted and their families. With much love and appreciation, I thank you!
Dear staff members, I just wanted to extend my sincere thanks to all of you for your time and loving care when taking care of my mother, Connie R, during the past months. Everyone with whom both she and I dealt with was very compassionate, professional and understanding. Your patience with both of us was so much appreciated. I have now had hospice in my parents’ home twice, and both times you all showed a true love of your professions. Thank you, again.
We have no words to describe our profound gratitude for your kindness, professionalism, and support during this chapter of Jennifer's journey. Our lives will never be the same, but the part you played made it somewhat easier. Thank you again… And again… And again!
Thank you for supporting my mother and her family during hospice care, her passing, and funeral. It was quite helpful to have your support, especially for those of us around the country unable to be present with her. Wishing your staff peace and God's blessings.
Chaplain Scott, our family would like to thank you so very, very much for the loving kindness and compassion that you have shown to our mom and our family! We are also grateful and honored that you are such a big part of mom's relationship with the Lord! From our entire family, thank you, and may God bless you abundantly.
I am very, very grateful for the advice you gave me, the home health aide, the respite care and compassionate care you and your staff gave to my husband, John, during his time with VNA Hospice & Palliative Care Southern California. Thank you to everyone.
Please accept this donation in memory of my father, Dick H. He passed away peacefully at home in February 2010 with the help of VNA Hospice & Palliative Care (San Bernardino Office). Nurses, Christina and Grace were so loving to my faithful father and so helpful to my two sisters, myself and our mother. The work you do is amazing. If other families feel half of the love we felt from you they would be blessed. Hopefully, this donation helps you continue your good work.
Thank you for all the great care and concern for Russell. Names are difficult for me to remember-but special people were Dave (RN) and Maria who enjoyed "singing" with him. Also, Junior took special care of Russ after he was bedridden-thankfully, for only a few days. You were all a help and a blessing to us both.
Added to our wishes for a Merry Christmas and a happy new year is our sincere thanks for the excellent care you provided for our beloved daughter, Sally. Each person: chaplain, nurses, bathers, social worker, grief counselor, equipment and supply personnel gave us the support and care we needed during a sad and difficult time. Again, thank you and may you be blessed as you have blessed us!
A big thank you to the nurse that you sent out to see me today. The nurse was very informative, she took her time and explained everything she was doing and the reason, including the wound care. She made me feel comfortable and she was very caring. A very appreciative and big thank you to Eysha for her professional and caring patient care.
I wanted to reach out to you and your staff for the amazing care my mom received this last weekend. Mom passed on Sunday, April 1. We called VNA the Friday before and had a wonderful, informative meeting with RN Carolyn Fasaskin. We left feeling that she was in good hands. When I met with RN Janene Decker on Sunday, April 1, I was so touched that she stayed, she answered all of my inane questions about mom and her care. She informed us of what was to come, the various stages of death, etc. I appreciated her kindness in the explanation. Sweet LVN Daniel Artega came to pronounce that my mom had passed, he explained the process and any other questions we had were answered (what a job!) To say they have a tough job would be highlighting what these nurses already know… But I for one appreciate and commend them for choosing this area of nursing… Because they are perfect please extend my sincere thank you to all three of them!
I want to think VNA for their wonderful patient care and to especially recognize Sheila Lim, RN for her visit today with a patient referred to VNA. Sheila did a wonderful job with her assessment, medications were explained thoroughly and overall teaching was excellent. Kaiser Permanente receives patient feedback and the patient is very pleased and thankful and wants Sheila to return. Thank you, Sheila, for the awesome patient care!
Thank you for your wonderful service and all the loving care you offer to those in hospice.
Thank you so much to all who helped me during my husband's illness. Our social worker and nurse were so kind and loving and caring for my husband. I am grateful for you and your kind hearts.
Our family cannot adequately express our gratitude to all of you. Every single person we came in contact with was supportive, caring and kind. Edgar, J.R. and all of the people that came treated our father with dignity and respect.
Commitment to Excellence
VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California is accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for compliance with a comprehensive set of national standards. By choosing a healthcare provider that has achieved ACHC accreditation, you can take comfort in knowing that you will receive the highest quality of care. If you have any concerns about the service that you receive from VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California, you may contact ACHC directly at 855-937-2242.
Quality Hospice Care
Read our 2017 Quality Assessment results from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This review evaluates the quality of care provided by our organization and compares it to the national average. We are proud to share our results. VNA SoCal exceeds the national standards in many critical focus areas. Read more about our mission and vision for hospice and home health services here.
The first modern hospice began by the efforts of Dame Cicely Saunders in 1948. By 1952, VNA SoCal gathered experienced nurses to bring hospice care to Southern California. Hospice is now considered an essential part of the healthcare continuum. Those early hospice advocates, such as VNA SoCal, understand that patients and their families should be empowered to face life-limiting illnesses on their terms, in their own homes, with dignity and compassion.