Serving the Community
Founded by volunteers over 30 years ago, Yolo Hospice is dedicated to caring for the community. Yolo Hospice is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. We appreciate the generosity of our community to help fund our efforts.
The benefits we offer to the community include Yolo Hospice’s Bereavement Department, with support groups and counseling available free of charge to anyone; the Barbara Frankel Memorial Library, open to the public and offering more than 700 titles on coping with illness, loss and grief; and numerous community events presenting education on end of life issues. Please explore our additional information on education opportunities if you are interested in this resource.
All of these are supplementary to Yolo Hospice’s primary focus, of providing compassionate end of life care for patients, and support for their loved ones. No patient is ever turned away for inability to pay. We are very grateful for our community partners. It is the spirit of giving that makes a strong and vibrant community of caring.
Making Each Moment Count
Hospice is a philosophy, not a place or a facility. Hospice provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support. The objective of hospice services is to manage pain and distress, to optimize the quality of life for those with a life-limiting illness. The care may be provided in a private home, an apartment, a residential board and care, or skilled nursing facility—we go wherever the patient calls home. Families often tell us they wish they had known about or started hospice care sooner.
Each person and his/her life situation is different—the care needs, the environment, the acceptance, and sometimes the fear of the unknown, Our skilled staff recognize the importance of meeting the family and the patient’s current physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, to give patients their best day today.
We can help you identify the appropriate resources for your immediate needs, such as caregivers, adult day care, medical equipment, facilities, and health care providers. We encourage you to call us at (800) 491-7711 or (530) 758-5566.