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.
HSCC was honored to be a sponsor of the Santa Cruz County 19th annual Community Assessment Project (CAP) yesterday.
“I have a particular patient who I bring flowers to. She is a woman who rarely speaks and when she does, her words don’t always make sense,” shares chaplain Paulette Forrest.
Santa Cruz County: More Medicare patients choose hospice at end of life than anywhere else in the Bay Area
By Linda Donovan, Grief Support Volunteer – Hospice of Santa Cruz County
I was very impressed, but not surprised when I read the excellent article in the San Jose Mercury News, The Cost of Dying: A shift in how we end our lives.