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 … 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 … Read More.
LoveJoy Palliative Care Program Services
A serious illness – sometimes referred to as life-limiting illness – can challenge your comfort, sense of control and quality of life. The Lovejoy Palliative Care Program can help relieve concerns. Our palliative care physician comes to you in your home to help you and your primary care provider improve your … 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 social services case management 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 … Read More.
Lovejoy Hospice’s Beyond Loss bereavement groups offer adult survivors emotional support as well as practical life skills. After a loss, many people find that grief affects their physical and emotional health. Healing from grief involves having adequate support, time, and ways to learn healthy coping skills. Lovejoy Hospice continues to provide professionally-facilitated daytime and evening … Read More.
Lovejoy’s Treehouse: six-week family based support group for children begins Thursday October 10th.
Lovejoy’s Treehouse bereavement program brings hope to grieving children and their families. Bereavement programs for children provide age appropriate activities for six weeks, twice a year, at no charge to the children in the community. There are age-specific groups for children, and also … Read More.
Lovejoy Hospice is pleased to offer our patients and families the very special support of our Pet Partners® teams. Lovejoy Hospice volunteers and their Pet Partners® registered animals bring smile-inducing and life-enriching therapeutic companionship into our patients’ lives. Each team is has met Pet Partners® requirements for training and screening and is insured.
Animal assisted therapy … 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 … Read More.