Our Volunteer Roots
In 1979 a group of local volunteers wanted to provide our community with hospice services, to offer a different kind of medical care.
The work of these wonderful volunteers led to Yolo Hospice. Yolo Hospice was developed on the principal that dying is a normal part of life and it affects the whole being: mind, body and spirit. It also recognizes that the care of the dying person affects the family and all those that love him/her.
Our Team Approach
Yolo Hospice is a non-profit, community-based organization. It was run by volunteers until becoming Medicare and Medi-Cal certified in 1995. Since then, Yolo Hospice has developed a highly trained interdisciplinary team including a physician, a nurse practitioner, an all-RN nursing staff, Masters-trained Social Workers, Spiritual Care Counselors, Certified Nursing Assistants, Bereavement Specialist and a large base of volunteers specially trained in end of life care. All these experts work together to develop an individualized care plan for each patient, focusing on the whole person and their family’s needs.
A Community Resource
Yolo Hospice remains true to our goal of providing expert and compassionate hospice care, bereavement support and public education about end-of-life issues for all people in our culturally diverse community. Yolo Hospice cares for all individuals in our service areas who qualify for hospice care, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender. Yolo Hospice has never denied a patient who needed care, including those without financial resources or health care coverage.