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Hospice Care vs. Palliative Care – Understanding the Differences

When facing serious illness, patients and families may wonder what the difference between hospice and palliative care is and how they can benefit from each. Although similar, there are important differences to take into consideration when determining the type of care needed.  Hospice Care and Palliative Care Defined Hospice is a comfort care philosophy for…

Compassionate Comfort: Why Hospice and Palliative Care are the Right Choices

Long-term and terminal illnesses affect not only individuals but their entire families. Whether the sick person will recover or not, they still need care and special attention. Most families don’t have the training or knowledge to be able to care for their seriously ill loved ones. When you choose to get the help of professional…

In Loving Memory of Joyce Travers

There are so many things that go into a person’s life: family, friends, and careers. Joyce Travers was certainly great at all three. Joyce’s accomplishments in her professional and personal life demonstrate how important it was for her to care for others. She was a dedicated LVN in the field of hospice and palliative care….

5 Myths of Hospice Care

The word Hospice is often associated with the idea of giving up hope. The negative connotation with the word “Hospice” can often overshadow the wonderful benefits it provides to both patients and families. Hospice provides a specialized quality of care that allows families to experience more meaningful moments together despite a terminal diagnosis. In order…

Assisted Hospice Care selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model

Assisted Hospice Care selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model Model aims to increase choice and quality by enabling individuals to receive palliative and curative care concurrently Ventura and Northridge, California – Assisted Hospice Care has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model, announced today by Health and Human Services…

Assisted Home Health & Hospice named Ventura County Star Readers’ Choice Favorite

Assisted Home Health & Hospice is honored to have been chosen as the Ventura County Readers’ Choice favorite for Senior Assistance for Western Ventura County. We have proudly been serving members of our community for over 25 years with compassionate home health, palliative care, hospice care and caregiver services. Thank you to all the VCS…

End-of-Life Care and the Advance Directive

While thinking about death is not something most people like to do, it is an inevitable part of life. Planning for end-of-life care choices today by preparing an advance directive will reduce the burden put on loved ones in the future and will ensure your end of life wishes are honored in the event you…

Hospice Care Celebrates Volunteer Week

Volunteerism takes a special kind of person, someone who is selfless and caring. These extraordinary individuals can hold a special place in the hearts of those they help. Within the group of volunteers is a segment that is unique to the Home Healthcare field who help patients on Hospice Care. The volunteers who have ventured…

Gaining Comfort and Clarity with Hospice Care

The difficult times in our lives often come when faced with problems we have no idea how to handle. An example might be riding a bike with no training wheels for the first time. You jump on the bike guided by the secure hand of a parent or friend. Regardless of the surrounding support, once…

Hospice Care and The 5 Wishes

Unfortunately falling terminally ill is a possibility for anyone. It is important for all of us to plan ahead to ensure our wishes for the end of our life are attended to. These wishes can be very difficult questions to answer, such as who will make medical decisions for me? What treatments do and don’t…


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