About Us: Hospice of the Valley
Founded in 1979, Hospice of the Valley was built on the belief that there had to be a better way to serve individuals and families dealing with life-limiting illnesses.
Over the years, Hospice of the Valley has grown from an all-volunteer grassroots organization to an organization with interdisciplinary team members consisting of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice aides and grief counselors who are experts in palliative and hospice care, and more than 140 trained volunteers. Serving over 30,000 clients in 30 years, Hospice of the Valley is known for its executive leadership and is among the top thought leaders for hospice care in the country. Our legacy of community educational programs, advocacy and outreach sets the standard for quality hospice care statewide and nationally.
The hallmark of Hospice of the Valley is our distinct programs for which we have become recognized and known.
- Hospice and Palliative Patient Care
- Community Grief and Counseling Center
- Transitions Program
- Our 30 Year History
Hospice and Palliative Patient Care
Whether it is spending time with loved ones, fulfilling dreams, or simply remaining comfortable and independent for as long as possible, Hospice of the Valley’s interdisciplinary team members guide patients and their families to meet their end-of-life goals. Clients are served wherever they live—be it in their home or a nursing home, hospital or assisted-living facility. Our team is expert in pain management and comfort care. Families can talk to a hospice nurse anytime of the day or night, with questions or concerns, for advice or reassurance, or to handle an emergency.(Return to top)
Community Grief and Counseling Center
The Community Grief and Counseling Center is a special place for those who are experiencing loss. Known as one of the most extensive grief counseling programs in Northern California, the Center offers a wide range of community educational programs and workshops. For adults, the Center provides one-on-one counseling and loss-specific support groups to help individuals develop skills that reconcile loss and create fullness in their personal and professional lives. Our services for children and teens include grief and trauma counseling, including an expressive arts program which provides an opportunity for children and teens to creatively explore feelings and emotions in a safe and comfortable space. Grief counselors are licensed and professionally trained therapists or supervised interns. All services are available to the community on a sliding scale basis.(Return to top)
The Transitions Program is a community service program, designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families facing life-limiting illness. The program is offered at no cost to anyone with a prognosis of one year or less, and eligible clients may still be seeking treatment. Services include emotional support, education, and practical assistance. Our goal is to help clients and their families find and utilize community resources, navigate through the health care system, and offer practical support along the way.(Return to top)
Founded by volunteers, Hospice of the Valley continues to grow its Volunteer program. More than 140 individuals share their time and talents with patients and families, supporting fundraising initiatives, providing administrative support, vigiling at patient bedsides through our Calm Companion program, representing the agency through community outreach, participating in the Service League, serving on committees and the governing boards of Hospice of the Valley. Our volunteers are special individuals for whom we are most grateful.(Return to top)
Our 30 Year History
View our commemorative suppliment telling the story of Hospice of the Valley Celebrating 30 Years of Service... or to request a hardcopy email email@example.com.(Return to top)