Companionship and Recreation


Emotional health and social interaction.

Valley View Hospice Care Los Angeles Companionship and Recreation provides patients with emotional support, social interaction, and meaningful activities. This text will explain what Companionship and Recreation service is, how it works, and why it is beneficial. Companionship and Recreation service is a type of hospice care that helps improve patient’s quality of life and comfort and reduces their isolation and loneliness.

What types of Companionship and Recreation services are available?

Some examples of Companionship and Recreation service are:

  • Visiting the patient regularly and engaging in conversation, listening, or sharing stories.
    Reading, playing music, watching movies, or doing other hobbies that the patient enjoys or finds relaxing
  • Helping patients connect with their loved ones through phone calls, video calls, letters, or cards.
  • Accompanying the patient to outings, events, or appointments, if possible and desired.
  • Providing respite or breaks for the family caregivers, who may also benefit from the service.

By whom these services are provided?

Companionship and Recreation services are usually provided by trained volunteers, who are matched with the patients based on their interests, preferences, and needs. The volunteers are supervised and supported by hospice staff, who can offer additional resources and guidance. Companionship and Recreation service is part of the holistic approach of hospice care, which addresses the patients’ and their families’ physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs.

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