Patient & Family Support

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Illness and dying, loss and grieving are facts of life. Camarillo Hospice volunteer care is for people of all ages with all sorts of diagnoses. Our patients may suffer from cancer, cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, renal disease, Alzheimer's, AIDS, MS, ALS or any one or several of many other life-threatening medical conditions. The hospice experience can be more meaningful when it is provided over a period of months, rather than days.

CAMARILLO HOSPICE DOES NOT REQUIRE:

• A physician's referral

• A six-month or less life prognosis

• Cessation of curative treatment

CAMARILLO HOSPICE CAN:

• Enhance quality of life

• Provide support and counseling

• Facilitate individual and family growth and contentment

WHAT YOUR CAMARILLO HOSPICE VOLUNTEER CAN DO FOR YOU AND/OR SOMEONE SPECIAL TO YOU:

• Listen

• Be a friend

• Provide respite or relief for a caregiver

• Run errands, shop for groceries, pick up prescriptions

• Help with transportation

• Read aloud

• Help sort through photographs

• Prepare an occasional meal

• Walk the dog

• Make phone calls or write letters

• Help record memories (let us create an Oral History CD for you, at no charge)

• Share healing music

• Offer support and encouragement



From a Camarillo Hospice client

“I started counseling after my husband was diagnosed with ALS. The weight of caregiving and waiting for his death was heavy. Whenever there was a major problem the volunteer and counselor were there to help. With no family in the area, my volunteer and counselor were the only people I could be totally honest with. That was such a blessing.

—D.H.

Since its beginning as a grassroots community effort in 1978, Camarillo Hospice has been touching lives, lifting spirits and serving the community. Through the professionalism and commitment of our staff and volunteers and the generosity of our donors, Camarillo Hospice continues to provide free practical and emotional assistance to individuals and families throughout Ventura County who are facing a life-limiting illness (acute or chronic) and/or dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. We offer this heartfelt support to the patient and family with compassion, respecting our patients' and clients' rights, treating them with dignity, and providing empathic care completely free of charge. It is their right and our mission.

CONTACT US

OFFICE

400 Rosewood Ave., Suite 102

Camarillo, CA 93010

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(805) 389-6870  •  Fax (805) 389-0296

E-MAIL:  info@camarillohospice.org

© 2016 Camarillo Hospice Corporation