Xyla’s Story

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Tue October 11, 2016 in Caregivers

By Cathy Escueta (Cathy Escueta’s daughter, Xyla, has severe cerebral palsy and was recently under the care of Hospice by the Bay. Cathy feels so strongly about the care the family received that she asked to share their story with others. Shown in the photo at right: Xyla, surrounded left to right by Christine Merriam, […] Read more »

Article: Connecting Judaism and Hospice

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Fri February 14, 2014 in Caregivers

“By aggressively treating symptoms and avoiding invasive procedures of little or no benefit… hospice allows the dying person to use his or her final months to complete the spiritual, emotional and relationship tasks in a setting better suited to the journey.” In his article, “To Hope: Hospice Care in Line with Jewish Tradition,” published in […] Read more »

Taking Care of Our Parents

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

All of us who are the adult children of elderly parents want to do all we can to help them enjoy life to the fullest. However, we must face the hard fact that serious illness can be part of aging – and we may need to become their advocates in order to see that their […] Read more »

Caring for the Hospice Caregiver

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Wed January 1, 2014 in Caregivers

Caregiving is, at times, challenging, rewarding, frustrating, full of meaning and life-changing. That it can take an emotional and physical toll on caregivers is the topic of a recent AARP national poll that revealed approximately one in five caregivers feel some aspect of their lives had “gotten worse.” One in three caregivers reported feeling sad […] Read more »

Holding Onto Hope

Posted by Hospice by the Bay on Fri December 13, 2013 in Caregivers

By Mary Knecht, Social Services Team Leader “If you knew that hope and despair were paths to the same destination, which would you choose?” — Robert Brault, musician and writer Many believe that choosing hospice care means giving up hope. However, even though a patient’s curative treatments are discontinued in favor of palliative care, hope […] Read more »

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