Heartland Hospice

The mission of Heartland Hospice is to provide specialized care that meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients and loved ones facing the challenges of an advanced illness. The quality of life for those we serve is enhanced by encouraging personal choices, supporting meaningful experiences and preserving dignity. Our staff is actively involved in all aspects of the patient’s care. We collaborate with the patient, family, attending physician, and facility staff (if patient is ... Read More

Hold Your Breath – A Journey into Cross-Cultural Medicine

Hold Your Breath - A Journey into Cross-Cultural Medicine Film Directed by Maren Grainger-Monsen, MD Check PBS for local broadcasting times in your region. Northern CA KQED and KRCB broadcasting in April, 2007. A lovely and moving meditation on the clash between religion, culture and modern medicine. Produced by Stanford Center for BioMedical Ethics, Program in Bioethics and Film Dr. Monsen is the film maker who also produced: Vanishing Line about her journey with a hospice chaplain caring for ... Read More

Hospice By The Bay

Hospice By The Bay, formerly known as Hospice of Marin, is an independent, Medicare and Medi-Cal certified not-for-profit healthcare provider diligently attending to essential physical, spiritual and psychological needs of adults and children who are coping with various stages of progressive and incurable illness in Marin and Sonoma counties. For nearly three decades, Hospice By The Bay’s goal has been to help terminally ill patients and their loved ones make the most of every remaining moment ... Read More

Hospice Foundation of America

Hospice Foundation of America is a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care. Through programs of professional development, research, public education and information, Hospice Foundation of America assists those who cope either personally or professionally with terminal illness, death, and the process of grief.

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Hospice of Petaluma

Please Note: Donations should be made directly to Hospice of Petaluma, 416 Payran St. Petaluma, CA 94952 or contact them at 707-778-6242 for more information. Rooted in community, Hospice of Petaluma has been providing quality, compassionate hospice care and grief services to individuals and families facing life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one since 1977. Hospice of Petaluma and our sister program, Memorial Hospice, are a service of the St. Joseph Health System, a Ministry of the ... Read More

Jewish Family and Children’s Services

For over 150 years, JFCS has provided comprehensive, caring social services to Bay Area residents of all ages. With over 40 programs and services to choose from—including our nationally acclaimed Seniors-At-Home and Parents Place—we’re confident you’ll find whatever you need at JFCS. We serve families and seniors both, including services to caregivers, information and referral, counseling, home visits, bereavement groups and more. We have an in-house chaplain who is available for families ... Read More

Last Acts Print Materials on Palliative Care for Professionals

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Last Acts Program spearheaded the national movement in the late 1990s on into 2004. Incredible research and publishing was completed during that period and available through this site along with more current publications.

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Living Old: Frontline November 21, 2006

Living Old is one hour Frontline program filmed November 21, 2006 presenting a powerful and intimate journey into the uncharted territory of Americans living longer than ever — and what it means for them, their loved ones and our society. On this site you can view the whole program or individual chapters including: The Stories-Living lives that neither the elderly nor their families ever prepared for. Interviews-Doctors, one family’s story, and a conversation with a remarkable 94 year-old. The ... Read More