Self Care is Not Selfish

Self Care is Not Selfish

People can sometimes think that taking care of themselves when they are a caregiver for someone else is something that is a selfish or mean act. That somehow making sure that we are doing well and coping with everything around us, what we are experiencing and feeling and processing, is causing harm to those we are caring for. Yet not […]

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 […]

Why volunteer?

Why volunteer?

Becoming a hospice volunteer might seem like a daunting tasks. Working with people facing serious illness at the end of their lives can, of course, be emotionally and physically challenging for any volunteer. Yet the benefits of volunteering can be immense. You may learn the value of a life well lived, the importance of community, friends, and family at the […]

Volunteering at Sierra Hospice

Volunteering at Sierra Hospice

Many people are interested in the idea of becoming a volunteer with Sierra Hospice and are excited to provide care and compassion to people in our community. There is, of course, an idea that not just anyone can become a hospice volunteer, that the things they will have to deal with are too challenging and are difficult to emotionally cope […]

Self-Care for Caregivers

Self-Care for Caregivers

One thing that is easy to overlook is the stress that caregivers put on themselves while taking care of a loved one. An important thing to keep in mind is the fact that it is okay to feel overwhelemed, to feel run down, to feel the need to take some time for yourself. Self care is the simple act of […]

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 […]