Hospice Care

Community Hospice is a nonprofit, community-based hospice agency caring for thousands of patients and families since 1979. Founded in a church basement by two volunteer registered nurses, Community Hospice has grown to meet the needs of the community, becoming the largest hospice agency in the Central Valley. Today, Community Hospice is one of three nonprofit hospice agencies in the Central Valley and the only nonprofit in Stanislaus County.

It is often thought that hospice is only about dying and a place one goes when there are no other options; nothing could be further than the truth. Community Hospice helps people physically, psychologically, spiritually and emotionally by focusing on living as fully as possible, for as long as possible. Services include:

Medical Services
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Coordination of all health care providers
  • Medical equipment such as wheelchairs, bedside commodes
  • Medications per Community Hospice formulary
Psychological Services
  • Emotional Support, short-term counseling
  • Referral to community counseling agencies
  • Referral to appropriate community support agencies
Spiritual Services
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Work with clergy of patient’s choice
  • Coordinate with church/synagogue for support
Volunteer Services are available and can be assigned to help meet patient/family needs:
  • Companionship
  • Emotional support
  • Practical caregiver support
Bereavement services and grief support for family members
  • Support groups
  • Telephone contact
  • Individual Support
  • Supportive and educational mailers

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy

Dietary Therapy/Counseling

Meet Our Patient Care Team

Community Hospice has a team of experts with experience you can trust. Our Medical Director is experienced in Hospice and Palliative Care. Also, many of our nurses and other clinical staff members are Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care within in their respective fields.

Our comprehensive patient services include: physician visits to patient homes, an inpatient facility–The Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House, a full-service Durable Medical Equipment Division, and a Pediatric Hospice Program.

Medical, nursing, emotional and spiritual support is provided using an interdisciplinary team that includes:

Medical Directors • Nurse Practitioners • Nurses • Attending Physicians • Social Workers • Interfaith Chaplains • Home Health Aides • Dieticians • Volunteers • Grief Facilitators

Did you know…

  • Community Hospice provides the highest-quality care that focuses on comfort, quality of life, and the wishes of the patient and family. Care is provided wherever the patient calls home, including private residences, assisted living facilities, nursing homes and at the Alexander Cohen Hospice House.
  • To qualify for hospice an individual must have a life-limiting illness with a prognosis of six months or less. Community Hospice patients can receive hospice care as long as a physician certifies they meet eligibility requirements.
  • Community Hospice receives reimbursement from Medicare, Medi-cal, the Veteran’s Administration (VA) and most private insurance plans. As a nonprofit, Community Hospice is committed to caring for individuals, regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Research shows that the majority of Americans would prefer to be at home at the end of life – Community Hospice is committed to making this possible. Research has also shown people receiving hospice care can live longer than similar patients who do not opt for hospice
  • Community Hospice provides expert medical care, as a well as spiritual and emotional support to patients and families.
  • A person may keep their primary physician involved while receiving hospice care. The Community Hospice team works closely with the patient’s primary care doctor to create the best possible individualized Plan of Care.
  • The Community Hospice Alexander Cohen Hospice House is an option for patients with symptom management issues that require round-the-clock nursing care or respite care.
  • The loss of someone or something you care deeply about can be very emotional and painful. Community Hospice believes no one should have to walk their grief journey alone. Our specialists are available to provide education, support and resources for the entire community.

Circle of Care

Circle of Care