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Providing Compassionate Care in the Mountains For Locals By Locals

Bear Valley Hospice is the first and only local hospice care provider in the Big Bear Valley. We serve local residents who are nearing the end of life with dignity, respect, and community conscious care. As a small company with locally based staff, we are able to serve patients and families more efficiently and effectively than larger, non-local companies. Our patients are our family, friends, and neighbors and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care to our community.

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Why Choose Local

Bear Valley Hospice understands the unique needs of living in a small mountain community and is dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care to our friends and neighbors. We are available 24/7 with over the phone triage support and a rapid response time for crisis intervention.

Clinical Care Team

  • Comprehensive medical assessment

  • Weekly visits from an RN/Case Manager

  • Home Health Aide visits 2-3 times per week

  • Daily visits during the last few days of life

  • 24/7 on-call response in under an hour

  • Physician with over 20 years of hospice practice

  • Medication pick up and drop off

  • Emergency response for power outages & storms

  • Medical supply and equipment delivery

Admin & DME Team

  • 100% locally based office & administrative team

  • Physical office located in Big Bear City

  • Coordinated medical supply delivery

  • Available by phone 24/7 

  • Hospital bed and oxygen drop off & pick up

  • Locally stored medical supplies

  • Emergency response support 

  • Trained Durable Medical Equipment (DME) team

Spiritual and Social Support

  • Comprehensive health & wellness assessment

  • Home visits by Chaplain & Social Worker if desired

  • Mental health services for patients and families

  • Bereavement & Grief support groups 

  • Help with mortuary & funeral arrangements

  • Support with compiling & filling out documents

  • Maintain religious & spiritual practices at home

  • Facilitate funeral or memorial services if requested

  • Leading in prayers, songs/hymns, and more

Volunteer Support

  • Locally based, highly trained volunteer team

  • Provide respite and companionship to patients

  • Support with bereavement services 

  • Help with getting mail, groceries, etc.

  • Help with meals, housework, and much more!

Our Quality of Care

Quality measures are calculated using the Hospice Item Set (HIS), Medicare claims data, and the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Hospice Survey. The Hospice Quality Reporting Program (HQRP) currently uses these three data sources to calculate performance on QMs.​The Hospice Care Index (HCI) captures care processes occurring throughout the hospice stay, between admission and discharge. The HCI is a single measure comprising ten indicators calculated from Medicare claims data.

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Testimonials

"We are so grateful for the staff at Bear Valley Hospice. Everyone is kind, compassionate, and professional. Thank you!"

Get Started

If you think that you or your loved one may benefit from hospice services, feel free to reach out for more information. To learn more about our services, hospice eligibility, and Medicare coverage, click the link below.

Upcoming Events

  • Life After Loss Grief Group
    Life After Loss Grief Group
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jul 18
    Bear Valley Hospice
    Jul 18, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Bear Valley Hospice, 909 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314, USA
    Jul 18, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Bear Valley Hospice, 909 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314, USA
    Hosted by our Social Worker, Kaylene Hughes. Join us in conversations around grief and loss. 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursdays each month.
  • Grief Group
    Grief Group
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jul 24
    Bear Valley Hospice
    Jul 24, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Bear Valley Hospice, 909 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314, USA
    Jul 24, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Bear Valley Hospice, 909 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314, USA
    Hosted by our Hospice Chaplain, Rosie Velasquez. Join us in learning simple techniques to help move through grief throughout the day.
  • Grief Group
    Grief Group
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Aug 14
    Bear Valley Hospice
    Aug 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Bear Valley Hospice, 909 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314, USA
    Aug 14, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Bear Valley Hospice, 909 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear, CA 92314, USA
    Hosted by our Hospice Chaplain, Rosie Velasquez. Join us in learning simple techniques to help move through grief throughout the day.
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