What is Hospice Care?

What is Hospice Care?

Hospice is something that most people do not spend a large amount of time thinking about. As such it can be confusing when you find yourself in a situation where doctors are beginning to speak about hospice or palliative care. You may find yourself wondering what is hospice care and what are its purposes? How does it help? Does it […]

Progression of End of Life Care

Progression of End of Life Care

In the time that I have been working with Sierra Hospice I have found that, thankfully, most people do not have much experience with hospice. We provide help, comfort, and care to families and patients when someone has entered a stage where they are no longer receiving treatment. This can often be confusing or seem counterintuitive, especially if you have […]

Hospice without Physical Contact

Hospice without Physical Contact

Since Sierra Hospice first started back in 1981 the phsyical connection between our volunteers and patients, as well as their families, has been a major part of what we do. There is no real substitute for human contact, and in helping to bring patients to a calm and peaceful end we are always relying on our ability to connect both […]

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 […]

What Makes Hospice Special?

What Makes Hospice Special?

So many things about end of life care are difficult to contemplate. This is of course very normal for anyone, to not want to think about it, but at times it does become important to understand what the process of hospice is and what makes it a special part of the care process. Once someone has been placed on hospice […]

What is Hospice Care?

What is Hospice Care?

At Sierra Hospice we strive to provide care and compassion to patients and caregivers who are dealing with the sometimes overwhelming issues that arise at the end of life. We are able to hep with in-home patient volunteers, resources from the community, and information on all aspects of the last part of the cycle of life. If you would like […]