Santa Maria Hospice: Compassionate Care for Every Family

Dedicated to providing warmth, care, and understanding, our hospice services ensure comfort and dignity for your loved ones.

  • Pain Management

    Advanced techniques ensuring comfort and relief.

  • 24/7 On-Call Support

    Access to professional care and advice, anytime.

  • Home Health Aide Visits

    Personal care with dignity in the patient's home.

  • Bereavement Counseling

    Support for families before and after a loss.

  • Emotional and Spiritual Support

    Tailored to individual beliefs and needs.

  • Customized Care Plans

    Personalized to meet each patient's unique needs.

  • Our Care Connection Tree

    At Santa Maria Hospice, the Care Connection Tree symbolizes our integrated approach to patient and family support. Our dedicated team forms the branches of holistic care, ensuring every individual receives the compassion and comprehensive support they need during challenging times.

  • Attending Physician

    • Certifies the terminal prognosis, laying the foundation for personalized care planning.
    • Assesses patient needs, manages symptoms, and prescribes appropriate treatments.
    • Directs the overall plan of care, ensuring it aligns with the patient's needs and wishes.
    • Coordinates with the interdisciplinary team for a seamless care experience.
  • Hospice Medical Director

    • Works in tandem with the attending physician to co-certify the terminal prognosis.
    • Leads the interdisciplinary team in crafting and refining the care plan.
    • Offers expert consultation to physicians and the care team on hospice care practices.
  • Social Worker

    • Evaluates the emotional, social, spiritual, and financial needs of patients and their families.
    • Creates a care plan to address these needs, providing counseling or referrals as necessary.
    • Offers bereavement support, helping families navigate the process of grief and loss.
  • Registered Nurses & LVN/LPNs

    • Conduct thorough assessments of patient and family needs.
    • Collaborate closely with the attending physician to ensure care coordination.
    • Implement and oversee the approved plan of care, focusing on symptom control and pain management.
    • Engage in patient and family education to empower them with knowledge and support.
  • Hospice Aides (CNA/CHHA)

    • Deliver personal care to patients, focusing on comfort and dignity.
    • Monitor and report on patient needs to the RN Case Manager.
    • Provide emotional support to patients and families, ensuring a comforting presence.
  • Volunteers

    • Offer companionship and support to patients and families, enriching the hospice care experience.
    • Assist with non-medical needs such as letter writing, errands, and providing respite for families.
  • Spiritual Counselors

    • Assess and address the spiritual needs of patients and families, tailoring support to their beliefs and preferences.
    • Facilitate memorial preparation and offer guidance to community clergy.
    • Provide spiritual services, including counseling and baptisms, to nurture the soul.

Why Choose Santa Maria Hospice

We're not just a hospice; we're a team of compassionate caregivers dedicated to providing the utmost care and support. Our trained volunteers and professionals work closely to ensure a peaceful, dignified experience for patients and their families.

Our Mission

At Santa Maria Hospice, we're dedicated to enriching the quality of life for patients and their families through comprehensive, compassionate care. Our approach is personalized, ensuring that every individual's journey is met with dignity, respect, and support.

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Our Values

Compassion, dignity, and respect guide our mission. We're committed to providing a supportive environment for our patients and their families, ensuring a journey of comfort and care.

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Where We Serve

Services are provided wherever our patients call home - whether it's a private residence, skilled nursing facility, or assisted living center.

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Admission Process

Admitting a loved one into hospice care is straightforward. Contact us, and a nurse will visit to discuss our program and how we can help.

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  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval

    Proudly holding the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospice Care, symbolizing our dedication to safe, quality care

Join Our Compassionate Team

Become a part of something greater. At Santa Maria Hospice, we’re looking for individuals dedicated to making a difference in the lives of patients and families. Explore a career where every day brings new opportunities to care.

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Visit Santa Maria Hospice

222 Carmen Ln., Suite 206
Santa Maria, California 93458