For the third year in a row, caregivers have recognized Hospice of Santa Cruz County for excellence in hospice care with the prestigious Hospice Honors award.
VITA, LIKE HER NAME, IS FULL OF LIFE. She loves getting to know new people and is committed to being of service.
CAMP ERIN® BUDDY, hospice advocate and Hospice of Santa Cruz County’s newest board member, Daisy Nuñez is the trifecta of volunteers.
ALISTAIR CARMICHAEL was a big presence—tall, hilarious, and an epic storyteller. He worked hard, and played harder.
At 95, Ed Larson has many different stories to share about his life including his service in the U.S.
I recently helped a woman complete her Advance Directive. The death of a friend a few months earlier and the news coverage of COVID-19 had her thinking about her own healthcare wishes at end of life.
As hard as it is to say and hear, we know in the days, weeks and months ahead, we will lose loved ones to this virus.
“Life and death are a package deal. They cannot be pulled apart and we cannot truly live unless we are aware of death.”
These are the teachings of Frank Ostaseski, who is no stranger to death.
Hospice Receives $100,000 Challenge Gift for Palliative Care: Furthering our Vision of Living and Dying with Dignity
We have a clear vision: a community where people live and die with dignity. In January 2016, we expanded our services to include a palliative care pilot with a goal of improving quality of life through care that is consistent with patient goals, desires, and specific needs.
It’s not always easy to figure out the best way to help a friend who has lost a loved one.