The last 10 years of my healthcare career was in Hospice at Sutter VNA and Hospice in Auburn California. “Hospice is specialized type of care for those facing a life-limiting illness, their families and their caregivers. Hospice is quality of life and living each day as fully as possible.
I’m not a clinical person, I faint at the sight of blood, but empathy is my middle name. As the Hospice Support Services Supervisor, I lead a Community Outreach Committee, recruited and trained hospice volunteers that I placed in a family’s home, developed & implemented a marketing plan each year, supervised the CBAG program (Children’s Bereavement Art Group) and the local hospice thrift store that I started from ground up.
Every November was an exciting time for the Outreach Committee because it afforded us the opportunity to reach out to doctors and the community to help them understand the benefits of hospice care.
We Can Never Lose HOPE…..