LAVNS Hosts 20th Annual Hospice Memorial Service

Community members gather at Sunday’s LAVNS Hospice Memorial Service at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
Roaring Jelly, a local Irish band provided music Sunday’s memorial event. Photo by Jennifer Bartram
Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice hosted its 20th Annual Hospice Memorial Service Sunday, Nov. 1 at Fuller Lodge. 
The memorial brings together family, friends and staff members to remember those whom we have loved and lost over the past year. Family members are given a rose to place in vases when their loved one’s name is read and a brief remembrance is made.  
I want to thank Debbie Weber and the staff for the wonderful memorial service. Board members Jeri Bishop, Loyda Martinez and I were so moved by the service and struck by all the hard work it took to make it happen, LAVNS Board Member Joyce Davidson said. It was a touching tribute to cherished loved ones, and I’m pleased that it was so well attended.”  
Roaring Jelly, a local Irish band provided music for the event. Los Alamos residents Bette Korber and Ashlyn Bradshaw sang Amazing Grace.  Light refreshments were served at the end of the service with table decorations provided by Lola Mae Creations.  Los Alamos National Bank sponsored the annual event.

Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service, Inc. at 2202 Canyon Road is a not-for-profit Home Health and Hospice Agency providing “intermittent” Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Pathology, Medical Social Services and Home Health Aides.

LAVNS serves patients in Los Alamos County, northern Santa Fe County and parts of Rio Arriba County. Services are provided under written physician orders in the patient’s home, under a plan of care developed to meet individual needs. Visits are routinely scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and on weekends as medically necessary. An RN is available on call after regular office hours.

  • Most Home Health Care is covered by private insurance, employers insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
  • The agency is federally certified, State licensed and approved by most private insurance companies.
  • We are members of the New Mexico Association of Home Health Agencies, The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and are members of the United Way of Northern New Mexico serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba Counties.
  • Community services include blood pressure clinics, participation in health fairs, volunteer education programs through local churches, volunteer training and support groups.