Caring Bridge

Caring Bridge is a nonprofit organization which hosts a website that can assist caregivers and those dealing with a serious illness to connect with friends and family in a simple and organized [...]

Bereavement Resources

  BOOKS Note: the links provided are for your convenience only. VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California is not an affiliate for any publisher or online service   Albom, [...]

I Know You Love Me — Now Let Me Die

VNA SoCal would like to share this thoughtful article by Louis M. Profeta, M.D. I Know You Love Me — Now Let Me Die A physician laments the often-excessive care of older adults at the end of life [...]

Who’s in Charge Here? Coping with loss of control.

Grief: Coping With Loss of Control Grief isn’t an emotional experience, it’s an entire paradigm shift.  When something bad happens that’s beyond a person’s control, like the death of a loved one, [...]

Hospice care: the story of a mother’s passing

  Hospice care: the story of a mother’s passing (Claremont Courier, March 2017) My sweet mom passed away January 8 at the relatively young age of 74. Her death wasn’t unexpected, [...]

Grief at the Holidays

How to Handle Grief at the Holidays At holiday time, many people are dealing with loss and are often caught in a dilemma between the need to grieve and the pressure to get into the spirit of the [...]