Stay Safe Caregivers

Stay Safe Caregivers

What, really, more can be said about what is happening surrounding the coronavirus at this moment? We are all likely pretty well saturated with the news and information at this point, and things change so fast it is hard to keep up. It can be scary, it can be frustrating, it can be a constant nerve racking cycle. Yet it […]

Heart-filled Holidays

Heart-filled Holidays

Valentine’s Day is here and we at Sierra Hospice wish you a wonderful day filled with good feelings. If you are a caregiver you may be wondering what sort of things you can do to make this Valentine’s day special for the person you are caring for. It is difficult, sometimes, to know what to do on the holidays when […]

Palliative Care and Hospice Care Infographic

Palliative Care and Hospice Care Infographic

While these are not the only differences, this handy chart should be helpful in understanding some of the basic differences between Palliative and Hospice care. Palliative care does sometimes, but not always, become Hospice care, while Hospice care does sometimes, but not always, become Palliative care. It is good to understand the differences but also important to understand that it […]

Volunteering in 2020

Volunteering in 2020

A new decade is upon us and with it are so many new opportunities. There are so many things that you could be, that you could change, that you can fight to keep the same as we move into the Second Roaring Twenties. Many of us get very optimistic around this time of year, we want to make improvements to […]

Hospice and the New Year

Hospice and the New Year

This time of year is always associated with new beginnings, more so now that we are entering not just a new year but a new decade. Not knowing what comes next many people become optimistic, make resolutions, make big plans and look forward to many events. All of this, though, may seem at odds with hospice care. We are of […]

Holidays with Hospice

Holidays with Hospice

For people that have not spent much time with hospice patients or hospice care the idea of taking the time to celebrate while someone is on dying might seem strange. It does, on the surface, appear not to be the time to celebrate, but of course it can be one of the most important times to celebrate. For the patients, […]

Taking the Time

Taking the Time

Anyone that has lost someone knows that the pain of that loss does not just vanish after a certain amount of time has passed. The rest of the world may have started to move on again, but when you lose someone you love you may still feel stuck in grief for a long time after everyone else stops asking about […]

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Holidays can be a difficult time if you’ve recently lost someone. They can be hard even if you lost someone years ago. So many sights, smells, events, and people are around at the holiday’s that remind you of those that aren’t there. This has the effect of making the holidays harder when you’ve lost people. Yet it does not have […]

Memorial Tree

Memorial Tree

We remember people all of the time. We are built and shaped and guided by the memories of the people we have lost in life. Anything we do might trigger a memory at anytime, so why, then, do we get together for memorials? Why do we build monuments and hold ceremonies and do all of the things that we do […]