We are so pleased you have found us. Our website is designed as a resource center for anyone who is faced with a life-limiting illness. Throughout these pages, you and your family will learn about LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care and the personalized programs we provide. As you visit our site, you will find helpful information for patients, family members, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
If you are considering hospice services for yourself or a loved one, please contact us today. We look forward to getting to know you and opening our hearts to you and your family. If you are a healthcare professional in need of information or additional resources, we would love to hear from you. At LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care, we are your partners in caring.
Please scroll down for a message from our founder & CEO, Jill Mendlen, RN. Her message carries the heart of LightBridge.
For additional information, please call us at (858) 458-2992.
As a registered nurse, I created LightBridge Hospice to help patients and their families move through the last stages of life with grace, strength, hope and comfort. I have learned through my work that Hospice is really about living. At LightBridge, we believe that each day can be filled with comfort, peace of mind and precious moments that can be transformed into memories to be treasured. We are here to help make this possible. We will assist you with all of your individual needs and support the loved ones around you so that you might have more time to discover the joy and intimacy that comes from living life to its fullest.
I am blessed to work with an incredible team of skilled professionals and volunteers who are fully committed to this purpose and dedicated to providing a personalized program of care and support for each patient and family we are privileged to serve. Although facing a life-limiting illness is never easy, we are truly honored to walk this very important journey with you.
Jill Mendlen, RN
These three words embody the LightBridge experience. At LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care, we bring grace to our patients through the loving care we provide; we strengthen our patients and their families by tending to their emotional and spiritual needs; and because of our comprehensive hospice care, we are able to bring a measure of hope... the hope that comes from knowing that their needs will be met, preferences will be honored and they don't have to walk this journey alone or uninformed.
The final days of life are filled with priceless moments that can be transformed into memories to be forever treasured. For some families, this can also be a stressful time. LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care knows how you feelâ€¦ our dedicated team will create an atmosphere of comfort, respect and confidence that leads to peace of mind. It is a privilege for us to walk with you on this journey. Leave the caretaking to us and rediscover the happiness that comes from living life to the fullest so you can unwrap the gift of time... and celebrate life.
For years, LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care has been honored to provide hospice and palliative care for patients throughout San Diego County. We have an interdisciplinary team of dedicated healthcare professionals, including Medical Directors, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Therapists, Spiritual Care Counselors and Hospice Aides. We are here to assist you with all of your individualized needs and to support the loved ones around you. Whether you need assistance with bathing, advice on medication management, or you need a loyal companion to simply hold your hand, we are here for you, day or night.
We also provide ongoing bereavement support for our patientsâ€™ families for a year after the loss of their loved ones.
This is what LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care is all about: our family caring for your family.
"On behalf of our Board of Directors, including Peg Eddy, Principal of Creative Capital Management Incorporated and Julie Sugita, California Licensed Professional Fiduciary, I am delighted to officially welcome these new members to the LightBridge family," said Jill Mendlen, founder and president of LightBridge Hospice. "We're so fortunate to have two distinguished business leaders, Karen Ladner and David Oates, joining our Board. They will undoubtedly bring new insights and perspectives that will enhance the work we do with the foundation."
Karen Ladner is the owner of the Karen M. Ladner Law Office and has practiced in San Diego for more than 30 years, in areas such as Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration, Business Formation and Contracts, and Commercial Real Estate Transactions. She previously served as Owner and CFO of Fisch, Spiegler, Ginsburg, Ladner & Attarian, APLC. Ladner serves on the Board of Directors for UCSD's Town and Gown, and is actively involved in a variety of local organizations including the San Diego Foundation and Rolling Readers. She is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. Ladner graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science from the University of Houston, later receiving her J.D. at the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
David Oates possesses more than 15 years of experience managing marketing and public relations programs on a tactical and strategic level that spans both agency, corporate and military environments. He is the Founder and President of Stalwart Communications, a Pay-on-Performance public relations and marketing firm. He previously held positions as Marketing Director for Financial Profiles, a financial planning software company, and he served as a combat and public affairs officer for the U.S. Navy. Oates is an accredited public relations (APR) expert affiliated with the Public Relations Society of America, and serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Venture Group, Association of Corporate Growth, San Diego Chapter, the Chairmen's RoundTable and the Rotary Club of San Diego Rotary. He received his MBA from San Diego State University's Executive Program and is a University of Maryland graduate, with a bachelor's degree in arts.
The non-profit LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation strives to bring peace, comfort and support to patients and their families by funding programs and services that enhance the end-of-life journey. For example, "Simple Gifts" provides small grants to fulfill end-of-life wishes and dreams of hospice patients. Recent gifts include a legacy garden, Kindle, Chargers sweatshirt, long distance calling card and Big Mac-a-Day meals. Another program finances integrative therapies such as aromatherapy, healing touch, music, and pet therapy. The foundation also hosts an annual "Remembrance Walk" to honor loved ones lost.
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