Services


We care for all eligible patients. Hospice provides non-curative treatment and comfort to people with a life expectancy of six months or less, according to a physician’s judgment. We provide aggressive pain and symptom management, emotional and spiritual support, and quality of life, supporting both the patient and the entire family.

Our Services Include:

  • Medications for symptom management and pain relief related to the hospice diagnosis
  • Medical equipment and supplies related to the hospice diagnosis
  • Physician services
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Nursing care
  • Home health aide
  • Social worker services
  • Spiritual care and support
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Grief, bereavement and nutritional counseling
  • Short-term general inpatient care and respite care

Considering next steps when faced with a serious illness can be challenging, and even overwhelming. Learning earlier about hospice services that may be right for you or your loved one can help you better understand the options available.

A serious illness can be overwhelming for the entire family -
but that's where hospice can help.


Bereavement Support


Each person handles death differently when it comes to the loss of a loved one. This is why we offer bereavement support to help patients and their loved ones face end-of-life challenges. Our support programs enable individuals to deal with the stages of grief that come with the passing of their family members or close friends.

There are always healthy ways to cope with loss. Our recovery support groups and programs are a way by which families can openly express their sentiments and cope with the sorrow after losing a precious loved one. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that you can turn to for hope and healing in a sensitive manner.

Support groups are offered several times a year. These groups are open not only to the survivors of Cadence patients, but also to anyone who has lost a loved one, including members of the general community. In addition, Cadence Hospice hosts several memorial services each year to honor patients who have passed away and provide a time of fellowship and closure for their loved ones.

Although the terms grief, bereavement, and mourning are often used interchangeably, each has a different meaning.

Grief is the normal process of reacting to the loss. Each type of loss means that something has been taken away. As a family goes through the journey of a terminal disease, many losses occur and each triggers its own grief reaction. Grief may be experienced as a mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual reaction and often times a combination of these. Mental reactions can include anger, guilt, anxiety, sadness, and despair. Physical reactions can include sleeping problems, changes in appetite, and even illness. Grief can be described as the presence of physical problems, constant thoughts of the person who died, guilt, hostility, and a change in the way one usually behaves.

Bereavement is the period after a loss during which time grief is experienced and mourning occurs.

Mourning is the process by which people adapt to a loss. This is influenced by cultural rituals and customs.

Essential Oils


Cadence Hospice is excited to introduce the Essential Oils Program. Through this innovative aroma therapy treatment, we are happy to offer new ways to bring our families and patients together through a healing environment.

Essential oil treatments have been proven over centuries of traditional use to be an effective tool for anxiety, mental energy, relaxation and overall wellbeing. Aromatically - applying on the hands to inhale or through a diffuser. Topically - dilute with carrier oil then apply directly on the skin.

Cadence offers 4 blends of Essential Oils that address different areas and needs: Sanitizing Spray, Mood Balancing, Immune Support and Brain Health.


Sanitizing Spray

Our special blends of sanitizing spray protect against environmental threats and replaces unpleasant odors. The spray produces an airy aroma that purifies the air in a natural and safe way. Just spray a few mists into the air or directly on linens, clothes, or hands for sanitation.



Mood Balancing

Our Mood Balancing oils provide a calming, grounding effect on emotions and promote restful sleep. They provide multiple health benefits and an energizing aroma that will uplift the mind and body. It can be applied topically to the hands (inhale deeply), chest, back or bottom of the feet.


Immune Support

The Immune Support oils support healthy immune function, strengthens the body's natural antioxidant defenses and also has energizing and uplifting effects. It can be applied topically to the hands (inhalation), chest, back or bottom of the feet.



Brain Health

Our Brain Health oils are used to help with depression, anger, irritability and can help in cases of insomnia. It can be applied topically to the hands (inhalation), chest, back or bottom of the feet.


Cadence Hospice is excited to introduce the Essential Oils Program. Through this innovative aroma therapy treatment, we are happy to offer new ways to bring our families and patients together through a healing environment.

Essential oil treatments have been proven over centuries of traditional use to be an effective tool for anxiety, mental energy, relaxation and overall wellbeing. Aromatically - applying on the hands to inhale or through a diffuser. Topically - dilute with carrier oil then apply directly on the skin.

Cadence offers 4 blends of Essential Oils that address different areas and needs: Sanitizing Spray, Mood Balancing, Immune Support and Brain Health.


Sanitizing Spray

Our special blends of sanitizing spray protect against environmental threats and replaces unpleasant odors. The spray produces an airy aroma that purifies the air in a natural and safe way. Just spray a few mists into the air or directly on linens, clothes, or hands for sanitation.



Mood Balancing

Our Mood Balancing oils provide a calming, grounding effect on emotions and promote restful sleep. They provide multiple health benefits and an energizing aroma that will uplift the mind and body. It can be applied topically to the hands (inhale deeply), chest, back or bottom of the feet.


Immune Support

The immune support oils support healthy immune function, strengthens the body's natural antioxidant defenses and also has energizing and uplifting effects. It can be applied topically to the hands (inhalation), chest, back or bottom of the feet.



Brain Health

Our Brain Health oils are used to help with depression, anger, irritability and can help in cases of insomnia. It can be applied topically to the hands (inhalation), chest, back or bottom of the feet.


Cadence Hospice understands the scope of having a military background -
it is our duty to honor that service with individualized care plans.

We Honor Veterans Program


Cadence Hospice is proud to be in partnership with the We Honor Veterans program that provides specialized care to our nation’s Veterans. This program was developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Through We Honor Veterans, we are ensuring that Cadence Hospice is equipped to address the unique needs of our nation’s Veterans. Cadence Hospice helps generations of veterans who are now facing serious illnesses and end-of-life care decisions. The liberty that we enjoy comes at a price paid by those who served in the military to ensure or freedom.

Post traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD), depression, exposure to Agent Orange, specific psychological and spiritual needs as well as other factors can be addressed by our expert hospice team as we work to honor each veteran’s needs through their care.


Cadence Hospice is committed to providing our veterans quality patient centric care:

Assist veterans with VA benefit questions

Provide medical social workers to assist with psychological and social challenges

Assist veterans and families to obtain lost military medals/citation letters

Veteran to veteran volunteers when possible


If you know a veteran who is in need of care today, please reach out to Cadence Hospice and help them learn more about the support services that hospice care can provide.

To all of the veterans of our nation, thank you.

Legacy Program


At Cadence Hospice, legacy building is an important component of patient-centered care. Helping patients discover their legacy and how the impact of what they leave behind can support them on their final journey.

Legacy projects are as unique and one-of-a-kind as each of our patients. Our Music Therapist even uses technology to incorporate patients own heartbeats into personalized songs. Our team is available to facilitate legacy projects with anyone interested in this work.

Leave Your Legacy through:

  • Special Recordings
  • Memorial Planning
  • Scrapbooks
  • Art Projects
  • Shadow Boxes
  • Life Journals
  • Story Narrations
  • Heartbeat Songs

For more information on Legacy projects, click here to email us or give us a call at 714-367-4084!

We want you to have the opportunity to live the remainder of your life
with respect, understanding and joy.

Music Therapy


Our compassionate board-certified music therapists have undergone extensive education and experiential training to enable them to best support the unique needs of hospice patients and families.

As a clinical and evidence-based practice, music therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment modality during the end of life. It integrates individuals’ music preferences and experiences with cultural background and spiritual beliefs, maintaining dignity and celebrating each unique life. Music therapy is not a requirement for hospice participation under Medicare guidelines, but Cadence Hospice goes the distance to provide this invaluable service to our patients and families.

Cadence Hospice is currently providing Music Therapy through the COVID-19 pandemic. To connect with our Board Certified Music Therapist, download the brochure containing more information:

  • What is Music Therapy?
  • What is Music Therapy in Hospice?
  • Why Music Therapy?
  • What are Music Therapy Techniques?
From our heartbeats, to our breath and our voices, rhythm and sound are inherent within us as human beings.

From life in the womb until we take our last breath, music and sound can be a comforting and healing force through its capacity to connect with, and support, our physiological, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual func- tioning. Each of us has our own unique relationship and associations with music that can affect us in many profound ways.

At Cadence Hospice, we believe in the transformative power of music therapy. Our compas- sionate board-certified music therapists have undergone extensive education and experiential training to enable them to best support the unique needs of hospice patients and families. As a clinical and evidence-based practice, music therapy has been proven to be an effective treatment modality during the end of life. It integrates individuals’ music preferences and experiences with cultural background and spiritual beliefs, maintaining dignity and cele- brating each unique life. Music therapy is not a requirement for hospice participation under Medicare guidelines, but Cadence Hospice goes the distance to provide this invaluable service to our patients and families.

(Visit www.musictherapy.org for more information on history, educational requirements and research.)
Music has access to both sides of the brain, as well as connections with our physiological, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual functioning, making it an effective tool for addressing goals in a hospice setting. Even in the last stages of illness, music is able to comfort and soothe.

There are many ways a music therapist may address clinical goals. The choice of technique is based on an assessment of patient and family preferences, needs, and responses, as well as the music therapist’s strengths and intuition.
Ongoing research demonstrates that music therapy can assist with many concerns related to end of life.

  • Pain management
  • Respiratory distress/dyspnea
  • Emotional unrest (depression, anger, anxiety, agitation)
  • Anticipatory grief
  • Meaningful life review
  • Personal meaning & life resolution
  • Spiritual & existential concerns
  • Behavioral support
  • Isolation
  • Mood enhancement
  • Communication & expression
  • Memorial planning
  • Caregiver and family support
  • Sense of control
  • Insight
  • Procedural support Legacy
  • Live music listening
  • Singing
  • Legacy projects
  • Life review
  • Guided imagery
  • Song writing
  • Improvisation
  • Instrument play
  • Music relaxation
  • Drum work
  • Breath work
  • Movement