Addressing the End of Life Options Act

Posted by Mark Clark on Tue May 17, 2016 in Advocacy

In the May 12, 2016 edition of the SF Chronicle, Dr. Molly Bourne, Chief Medical Officer at Hospice by the Bay, discussed California’s new End of Life Options Act, which will go into effect on June 9, 2016. Here is the complete text: What you need to know about state’s End of Life Option Act By […] Read more »

NHPCO Sets Record Straight About Hospice Care

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue January 7, 2014 in Advocacy

A Washington Post article recently asserted that for-profit hospice firms are “draining billions from Medicare.” Many of the authors’ assumptions and conclusions don’t fit with what we know to be true about the value of hospice care and the compassionate reasons why so many providers go into the field. To set the record straight, read […] Read more »

Congressman Gets First-hand Look at Hospice Care in Nursing Facilities

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue November 26, 2013 in Advocacy

At Hospice by the Bay, we are committed to caring for patients wherever they call home. For some, that’s a skilled nursing facility, where hospice’s specialized support and expertise enhances the custodial care by facility staff. Unfortunately, some Washington lawmakers may make hospice care in nursing facilities a target in upcoming Medicare budget cuts. On […] Read more »

Prague Charter Promotes Global Access to Hospice Care

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Fri October 18, 2013 in Advocacy

Here in the U.S., we often talk about how difficult it is to have the “Hospice Conversation” about when to begin end-of-life care with patients and their families. But did you know that 42% of countries have no identified hospice and palliative care services? Or that 80% of people globally lack adequate access to medication […] Read more »

The Changing Landscape of Death and Dying

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Fri October 18, 2013 in Advocacy

For those who study the subject, the nature of death and dying has evolved dramatically over the past century. From an earlier time when doctors could do little to alleviate pain and suffering in a dying person’s last days, to the era of modern medicine, with its focus on prolonging life as along as possible, […] Read more »

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