Being with the Dying: A Gift of Grace

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue December 31, 2013 in Grief Support

by Elizabeth River, Hospice by the Bay Spiritual Support Counselor The end of a year is when we often reflect on those we’ve lost. The following story is written by Elizabeth River, Spiritual Support Counselor at Hospice by the Bay since 2008. And remember, if you would like some help coping with grief in your […] Read more »

Article: Advance Directive Documents Final Medical Wishes

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Thu December 19, 2013 in Media Links

The front page of the Health section of the San Francisco Chronicle carried this first-person article about the benefit to you and your family of documenting your health care wishes through an advance directive. Creating an advance directive is one part of what to include in your advance health care plan. Get free support to […] Read more »

Doctor’s View of Hospice Influences Talks with Patients, Study Finds

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue December 17, 2013 in Media Links

A recent study published in the online JAMA Internal Medicine found doctors who would choose hospice care for themselves if they were dying from cancer are more likely to discuss such care with patients in that situation. Read highlights of the study in the U.S. News & World Report. Read more »

Celebrating the Lights in Our Lives

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue December 17, 2013 in Grief Support

Winter holidays are celebrated with light, the warm glow of each candle or twinkling bulb doing its part to chase away the darkness. At this year’s “Lights of Remembrance” community gatherings in Sonoma and Santa Rosa, our brightly lit trees and candle-lighting ceremonies helped honor or memorialize those who have been lights in our lives. […] Read more »

Wrapping Up Holiday Memories

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Mon December 16, 2013 in Volunteers

For Donna Faulkner, volunteering at Hospice by the Bay started out as way to serve her community, then became a unique opportunity to instill a tradition of service in her young son, Todd. In 1988, when her mother fell ill with lung cancer at age 71, the family turned to Hospice of Marin for care. […] Read more »

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