Compassionate Care in the Mountains
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 promptly and thoroughly than larger firms based outside the mountain communities. Our patients are our family, friends, and neighbors and we pride ourselves on providing exceptional care to our community.
How We Can Help
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.
Our administrative team is here to guide our patients and their families every step of the way. From guiding through the admission process to coordinating medical supply delivery, our office staff ensures that you have everything you may need. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out at 909-281-2550. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and we are available by phone 24/7.
Our Social Workers provide mental health services to patients and their families including one year of bereavement support for families after their loved ones have passed. Social Workers also provide additional support in making mortuary arrangements, connecting families to local resources, filling out paperwork, and ensuring the overall health and wellness of our patients and their families.
Clinical Support Services
Bear Valley Hospice provides weekly visits from both an RN and an LVN as well as Home Health Aide visits three to five times a week depending on patient and family needs. RN visits consist of comprehensive health assessment and review, medication administration, and developing a plan of care. LVN visits are focused on carrying out the plan of care and monitoring patient needs. Home Health Aide visits can consist of baths or showers, dressing or undressing, planning or preparing meals and assisting with eating, helping to keep the living area clean and clutter free, etc.
Chaplains provide direct spiritual care, maintain religious and spiritual connections to community groups, and even facilitate funeral or memorial services if requested by the patient or family. Chaplain services are optional for patients however, Medicare does require that Chaplains complete a comprehensive assessment of all hospice patients.
Our team of volunteers is here to provide respite and companionship to our patients and their families as well as support with bereavement services. Volunteers are a crucial part of the patient care team as they can help with running errands, preparing meals, performing housework, and much more!