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June 26, 2020

Providing Guidance and Support

Hospice social workers fill an essential role with patients and their loved ones. When a patient begins receiving hospice care, in addition to other healthcare providers, a social worker is assigned to their care team to help facilitate the patient's treatment plan. Knowing the hospice journey is more than physical ...

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December 11, 2019

Innovation Provides Better Care

Certified pet therapy dogs have been an integral part of the LightBridge integrative therapy program for many years. Based on the patient's medical needs and preferences, a therapy dog can sometimes be the best medicine to bring a sense of calm and enjoyment to the patient. 

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November 27, 2019

A Wife's Journey

“I felt as though I had been tossed a lifeline,” says Marilynn of her experience with LightBridge Hospice in the final weeks of her late husband Lou's life. “The team that was put together for us could not have suited us better.” Lou and Marilynn approached hospice care at the advanced stages ...
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May 19, 2017

Honoring Tradition: Ohr Ami, San Diego’s Only Jewish Hospice Program

LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care has always been committed to providing the best care possible to patients by meeting each of their specific needs. When the agency was first founded, our CEO and President, Jill Mendlen, and Senior Vice President, Pamela Hough, recognized the opportunity to better serve the Jewish ...

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February 2, 2017

The Most Important Things to Look for When Choosing a Hospice

As you and your loved one face this critical juncture in life’s journey, choosing the right hospice may be one of the most loving things you can do for one another. Although it might be difficult at first, it’s better to start the hospice conversation early. It gives you the ...

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