The Redwoods, A Community of Seniors & Hospice by the Bay partner to respond to community need
March 2019 | Leadership of The Redwoods and Hospice by the Bay today announced a partnership to create and operate a multi-room Inpatient Hospice Center in Marin County. A joint effort between the two not-for-profit organizations, plans are underway to create a center with 12 private rooms on The Redwoods campus in Mill Valley. The Center will be open to adult patients throughout the Bay Area who meet hospice eligibility requirements.
Center developed in response to community need
At any one time it is estimated that there are 350-400 people in Marin County that are in hospice care. This center will provide a great option for those hospice patients who either do not want or, are unable, to remain at home. We believe this option can provide them the best possible alternative during their final days.
“This is a ‘first’ for Marin County,” explained Hunter Moore, CEO of The Redwoods. Kitty Whitaker, Hospice by the Bay CEO added, “We are looking forward to working together to fill a gap in Marin’s otherwise robust health care environment.”
The Center will have 12 private rooms and will be located in one wing of an existing skilled nursing center (Health Care Center) on The Redwoods campus. Major renovations will take place over the next year to update existing rooms and common areas, as well as to create special outdoor spaces such as a serenity garden.
The Redwoods, a community of seniors, is an award-wining, non-profit, and non-denominational retirement community located in Mill Valley that has been offering affordable housing and services to seniors since 1972. A multi-level community, it offers independent living and residential (assisted living) apartments as well as skilled nursing. http://www.theredwoods.org