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Hospice of the Valley Company Profile

22:12 EDT 20th April 2014 | BioPortfolio

Hospice of the Valley, a leading provider and educator in advancing palliative end-of-life and community grief-care, affirms dignity and hope for those facing serious illness. Our team, experts in palliative, hospice and grief care, is comprised of physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, hospice aides, grief counselors, and volunteers who assist patients, their caregivers and families in their end-of-life care goals. Founded in 1979, Hospice of the Valley is the first not-for-profit hospice and grief care organization to serve Santa Clara County. Our Community Grief and Counseling Center provides individual and loss specific group grief care and is available to anyone experiencing a loss. A Children’s Grief Counseling program specializes in age-appropriate counseling for children and teenagers from ages 4 through 18. Our Transitions Program, a volunteer-based community service, is designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families facing advanced-illness through emotional support, education, and practical assistance. Seriousillness.org/santaclaracounty is a community resource website for caregivers and families who are caring for someone with serious illness. Hospice of the Valley, a member of the California Hospice and Palliative Care Association and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is licensed by the State of California and is Medicare and Medi-Cal certified. Hospice of the Valley is committed to serving its diverse communities and honors all cultures, beliefs, values, and traditions, and provides equitable access to care for all patients and families—regardless of their financial ability. For information, call 408.559.5600 or visit hospicevalley.org.


News Articles [335 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

5 Myths about Hospice Care

(Fox News) – My new book, Changing the Way We Die, co-authored by Sheila Himmel, lifts hospice out of the shadows. We explore its compassionate, holistic approach to end-of-life care through the...

The Real Story Behind The Latest Hospice Controversy

The Washington Post published an extensive investigative story on hospice the other day. The take away: Hospices (mostly for-profits) are making big bucks by manipulating their case loads to maximize...

Hospice firms draining billions from Medicare

Hospice patients are expected to die: The treatment focuses on providing comfort to the terminally ill, not finding a cure. To enroll a patient, two doctors certify a life expectancy of six months or...

Integrating Care at the End of Life Should Medicare Advantage Include Hospice?

Since its creation in 1983, the Medicare hospice benefit has been “carved out” of Medicare’s managed care program, commonly known as Medicare Advantage. When a Medicare Advantage enrollee elects...

Physicians who prefer hospice care for themselves more likely to discuss it with patients

Although the vast majority of physicians participating in a multiregional study indicated that they would personally enroll in hospice care if they received a terminal cancer diagnosis, less than one-...

Doctors Who Favor Hospice More Likely to Discuss It

Physicians are more likely to a start timely discussion of hospice if they would choose it for themselves. Medscape Medical News

The Hospice Will See You Now

By John Schumann, MD Doctors are asked to sign things all the time: Prescriptions, home nursing care plans, death certificates, diabetic shoe forms. Less frequently, hospice verifications. Why was I...

Apple Valley Medical Clinic Sleep Center moves to 14843 Energy Way in Apple Valley

The Apple Valley Medical Clinic's Sleep Center has moved to 14843 Energy Way in Apple Valley. The center, which opened in 2010 under the medical direction of Scott Benson, M.D., a family medicine phys...

PubMed Articles [187 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Patterns of Hospice Use in Patients Dying from Hematologic Malignancies.

Abstract Background: Hospice brings substantial clinical benefits to dying patients and families but is underutilized by patients dying of hematologic malignancies (HM); nationwide, only 2% of HM pati...

Assessment of Levels of Hospice Care Coverage Offered to Commercial Managed Care Plan Members in California: Implications for the California Health Insurance Exchange.

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act that provides for the expansion of affordable insurance to uninsured individuals and small businesses, coupled with the provision of mandated hospice cove...

Reaction to Caregiving by Hospice Caregivers Upon Enrollment.

Significant research exists demonstrating the challenges faced by informal family caregivers as they care for their loved ones. How caregivers react to this experience, especially in the case of a ter...

Knowledge and experience with hospice and palliative care in slovenia among healthy adults.

In Slovenia we started with the process of working and informing the public about palliative care as an integral part of the health care system after 2003, in preparation for entry into the European U...

The Study on Evaluation and Improvement of Quality of Life in Patients With Advanced Cancer by China's Hospice Program.

This multicenter study evaluated the quality of life (QOL) of patients with advanced cancer and assessed the improvement in patients' QOL by hospice service program, using McGill Quality of Life Quest...

Clinical Trials [36 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Efficacy of Hylenex in the Treatment of Pain Among Hospice Patients

The overall aim of this study is to find out whether Hylenex recombinant (for short, Hylenex) in subcutaneous (SC) injection improves the speed and effectiveness of SC opioids in hospice p...

Safety Study of Seneca Valley Virus in Patients With Solid Tumors With Neuroendocrine Features

The primary purpose of the study is to determine if Seneca Valley Virus may be administered safely to patients with certain types of advanced cancer.

Rift Valley Fever in Kenya

The purpose of this study is to find out how, why, and when Rift Valley Fever (RVF) spreads. Participants will be 250 adults and children, aged 1 year and older, from the Ijara District, K...

Caregiver Assessments of the Quality of Home Hospice Care

The Objectives are to administer the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) questionnaire and The Texas Revised Inventory of Grief (TRIG) to caregivers previously enrolled into the paren...

Safety/Immunogenicity/Genetic Drift of MP-12 Rift Valley Fever Vaccine

This study is to determine if a vaccine for Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is safe to give to humans. Rift Valley Fever is a disease carried by mosquitoes that can infect both animals and humans....

Companies [349 Associated Companies listed on BioPortfolio]

Hospice of the Valley

Hospice of the Valley, a leading provider and educator in advancing palliative end-of-life and community grief-care, affirms dignity and hope for those facing serious illne...

Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care

Halcyon Hospice and Palliative Care is committed to a standard of excellence in providing sensitive, patient-centered, and health care to hospice patients and families. Please vis...

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Many people mistakenly think that hospice is simply a place you go when nothing more can be done to address an illness. That misunderstanding can keep people from accessing the expert care that hospic...

AseraCare Hospice

AseraCare Hospice is part of Golden Living, one of the nation’s premiere providers of health care services for the aging. AseraCare Hospice offers a full range of hospice and...

Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty

Pathways Hospice Foundation supports Pathways Home Health and Hospice by funding services that could not be offered without community support. These services include family bereav...

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