What is Hospice?
When the goal of treatment begins to shift from curing the illness to providing comfort care, it is time to consider hospice. Hospice can help the patient and their family understand their options and choose the path that will help the patient maintain dignity and quality of life at the end of life.
Comfort care focuses on pain control and symptom management to ensure the patient is comfortable. This care is customized for the individual, helping patients maintain the highest level of function while honoring their unique circumstances and preferences. Hospice enables patients to focus on living their remaining days at home, among family and friends.
Our team members assures the patient state-of-the-art pain control and symptom management and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition to comfort care, Hospice assists with daily activities and everyday personal care. Hospice offers patients support not only for physical symptoms, but also for emotional, social, and spiritual needs. This support extends to family and friends, as hospice can help them cope with their own unique emotional and spiritual concerns during a difficult time.
Hospice is a concept of care, rather than a specific place. Hospice care takes place wherever the patient calls home: a house, hospital, nursing home, or long term care facility. Hospice is available to any individual who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and does not wish to seek curative treatment. Our services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness.
Tahoe Forest Hospice is a licensed and Medicare certified program serving patients in the Truckee/Tahoe area, Incline Village, and Plumas and Sierra Counties, including Calpine, Graeagle, Portola, Floriston, Verdi, Sierraville, Loyalton, Soda Springs, and Emigrant Gap.
Grief Support & Healing
Through one-on-one counseling, support groups, and other special services, Hospice is committed to assisting families and loved ones work through the grieving process. Adjusting to life without a loved one takes time, and a variety of support services are available. For more information, please call 582-3534.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about our services, please give us a call.
Hospice Services, California: (530) 582-6378
Hospice Services, Nevada: (775) 833-0902
Volunteer or Grief Support Information: (530) 582-3534