In 1979, Yolo Hospice was founded by local volunteers who wanted to provide our community with needed hospice services. Jack Berger, M.D., Lefty Schultz, minister, Nancy Dubois, psychologist, and Lois Jacob, R.N. established Yolo Hospice based on the principle of caring for the mind, body and spirit of each person facing a life-limiting illness.Yolo Hospice has expanded to meet the diversifying needs of our growing community. As a not-for-profit organization, Yolo Hospice remains devoted to our mission, core values, volunteer roots and community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Team Approach
The key to Yolo Hospice is our well-rounded team approach that addresses the needs of patients and loved ones. Our interdisciplinary team develops a care plan that focuses on each patient’s individual physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Physicians, nurses, hospice aides, spiritual care counselors, bereavement specialists and social workers are all part of the team. Trained volunteers also offer companionship and other services based on patients’ needs.
Yolo Hospice cares for all individuals in our service areas who qualify for hospice care regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender. Yolo Hospice also serves those without insurance or the ability to pay.
“Yolo Hospice is committed to serving all patients in need and has never denied a patient in need of our care, including those without coverage.”