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Mission Statement

We dedicate ourselves to providing excellent hospice care with ultimate respect for the decisions of those we serve. We honor dignity, comfort and hope, and endeavor to support each other in our work.

We are committed to ethics and integrity, promoting personal, professional and organizational excellence.

We believe in accountability to society, to our community, and to each other.


"After a year of care-giving all of us were operating on minimal sleep, we were maxed-out, exhausted. Mother’s needs had dramatically increased, and we were in completely new territory as far as her lung cancer was concerned. As we were leaving the hospital one Friday afternoon, I called Mission Hospice from our car to set up an appointment for the next day in Diamond Bar.

At 3pm, Saturday, as scheduled, the Mission Hospice admissions nurse came to our door. We sat down and discussed in-depth what hospice entailed, and what kind of help they could offer. We signed up at 4 pm. By 6pm we had a hospital bed, oxygen tanks, and critical care equipment all delivered and installed. From that point forward the care was knowledgeable, compassionate, and appropriate to Mother’s condition. Benefiting from this care, she rallied in strength, with confidence that all was being taken care of. Our family did not need to guess and worry anymore and that left us free to simply be with Mother, spending time with her and saying what needed to be said. I cannot emphasize how important that was.

On Sunday and Monday, Mother enjoyed her meals, met with family who had traveled to see her, said her goodbyes. Monday afternoon at 4pm, as her symptoms increased, she slipped into unconsciousness. Tuesday morning at 9:30am, the Mission Hospice nurse arrived to evaluate her condition. He advised us she probably had a few hours left. Mother passed shortly after, and it was gentle, simple, and beautiful.

Mission Hospice helped us at every stage, from the moment they showed up at our door, to handling everything that needed to be done during her transition, and taking care of all things after her passing. For Mother, there was expert care for each stage as she went through it, and for us, there was compassion, understanding, and solid reliable guidance and information. We believe Mission Hospice made all the difference.

If your family is facing the last days with a loved one, this family recommends Mission Hospice."

Posted on YELP by Alan C. 11/22/11



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Average Review 3 reviews

Would you recommend MISSION HOSPICE?

by Brenda B. (2010-04-25 16:21:46.0)
Mission Hospice provides 20 hours of training before you begin, which I so appreciated! The training really helped me feel prepared and to think about my own attitudes about living and dying. The other volunteers were wonderful people. I feel a great deal of support from the staff and other members of my hospice teams. This continued after training, as I now am in touch with Guy, the volunteer coordinator on a regular basis, and with members of the various hospice teams. How great to help people in need, and to be a part of a larger organization which is committed to care.
by Mohamed M. (2010-04-11 23:29:07.0)
Having the experience of working with persons terminally ill is not an easy task, but for those who can give unconditional support for the people that need it, working with hospice is a highly gratifying. The training (with Guy or Denise) is very worthy on itself. The major point of the training is to make the volunteer to accept death as a part of life and prepare hem/her to put up with it. It also puts the volunteer on the skin of the patient and make hem/her feel what the patient would feel on the perspective of an eminent death. After the instruction there is a multitude of patients that need someone to listen to them, keep them company even for a short time, or just hold there hands. I encourage everyone that is looking for accomplishment in volunteer work to contact hospice and start a training, and good luck. And for Mission Hospice a big five.
by Ilana S. (2008-07-03 11:47:08.0)
I would 110% recommend Mission Hospice as an organization to volunteer for. My experience there for the last year has been very rewarding and is truly a special organization. At Mission hospice, they value their volunteers and are very professional with there training no matter which way you decide to help. Denise Matherly, their volunteer coordinator, has years of experience working in a hospice setting and provides insightful and thorough training. During my last year visiting patients she has made herself always available and has given unconditional support and appreciation to me. It has been very nice to feel valued and part of a team, and Denise is a amazing person to work with. Hospice is a wonderful organization and volunteering for them you truly help increase the quality of people's lives and your own. I strongly encourage any person looking for a rewarding volunteer experience to get in touch with Denise to learn more about it. There are so many ways to help! :