Lovejoy Hospice has been caring for our families and community since 1981. We are honored to provide the following services in a time of need.
Named for end-of-life care visionary Jean Lovejoy, Lovejoy Hospice was founded in 1981 and serves Oregon’s Josephine, Jackson, and Douglas counties. Our goal is to provide care and support for individuals and families facing life-limiting conditions. We focus on comfort and relief of symptoms, emphasizing the quality rather than the duration of life. We treat the person, not the disease, making the best of each… Read More.
Children from our area who are diagnosed with life-limiting illnesses often receive treatment in out-of-town or out-of-state pediatric centers. Their parents are forced to make difficult, even heart-breaking, decisions. Some parents choose to be with their children in the hospital, while their other children stay with relatives or friends. Some use up family leave time from their jobs, and then lose their jobs because they… Read More.
Transitions is a community program designed to help bridge the gap in community services by matching needs to resources and volunteer companioning. Mission of Transitions: To provide volunteer and resource and referral support to individuals and their families who are faced with the challenges of a life-limiting illness. Participation in the program is voluntary and the individual’s physician is always contacted to make sure Transitions… Read More.
Lovejoy Hospice’s Beyond Loss bereavement group offers adult survivors emotional support as well as self-care and coping skills. After a loss, many people find that grief affects their physical and emotional health. Healing from grief involves having adequate support, taking the time, and learning to apply healthy coping skills. Beyond Loss is a professionally-facilitated daytime peer support group held weekly. Please contact the Bereavement Coordinator… Read More.
Lovejoy’s Treehouse Support Group brings hope to grieving children and their families. Lovejoy’s Treehouse provides age appropriate activities for six to eight weeks, twice a year. Parents and/or caregiving adults learn new ways to support their grieving children and themselves. There is no charge athough donations are accepted. Children grieve in ways that are different from adults. In Lovejoy’s Treehouse groups, they are given an… Read More.
Lovejoy Hospice Visiting Animal Friends (VAF) teams are Lovejoy Hospice volunteers – a human volunteer and an animal volunteer! The VAF teams have met requirements set by either Therapy Dogs International or Pet Partners (formerly the Delta Society). VAF teams are insured by their registration organizations and have met the requirements to provide animal assisted therapy visits. Animal visits provide comfort and companionship for our… Read More.
Lovejoy Hospice spiritual care affirms and respects the diversity of belief systems and cultural expressions of the patient and family. Spiritual care may include meditation, prayer, listening, rituals from many spiritual paths, funerals and memorial services. Whenever possible we will facilitate a connection to the family’s own faith community and spiritual advisor. Lovejoy Hospice’s spiritual care team, made up of representatives of several faith traditions,… Read More.