Hospice focuses on caring, not about curing….
Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing
a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team-oriented
approach to expert medical care, pain management, and emotional and spiritual
support expressly tailored to the patient's needs and wishes. Support
is provided to the patient's loved ones as well. At the center of
hospice and palliative care is the belief that each of us has the right
to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive
the necessary support to allow us to do so.
Citrus Valley Hospice, located in West Covina, is the premier resource
for people in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding communities who are
dealing with terminal illnesses. Founded in 1979, Hospice has an extensive
home-care program, as well as a beautiful 10 bed inpatient unit when acute
care is required. A team of physicians, nurses, social workers, volunteers
and clergy works with patients and their families to get through this
difficult period of life.