Hospice by the Bay
Rating: 5 stars 65 65 reviews 1,408
17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Larkspur CA 94939 USA
Our mission is to be the Bay Area's non-profit, home health care provider, of choice, providing expert care for all seriously and terminally ill adults, children and teens who need us, while providing support and education for their families and caregivers. Our committment to community service also includes grief support for all ages, and education on end-of-life care, advance care planning and coping with grief and loss.
Charitable gifts have supported programs that enhance the quality of life for our patients, their families and the communities we serve. For example, we use charitable funds to meet the additional needs of terminally ill patients that are not covered by Medicare or Medi-Cal. We also host an annual, youth grief support weekend, Camp Erin Oakland/Bay Area. Offered free to ages 6-17 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Camp provides a healing environment that mixes theapeutic activities and traditional camp fun.
seriously and terminally ill patients eligible for hospice care, their families and the communities we serve.
Direct beneficiaries per year:
More than 2000 patients, plus their family members, and offered education and information to the community.
Geographic areas served:
Marin, San Francisco, N. San Mateo, Sonoma and S. Napa counties
A Bay Area, non-profit, home health care provider, Hospice by the Bay cares for seriously and terminally ill adults, children and teens, while providing support and education for their families and caregivers. Our expert clinical teams bring care to hospice patients in the comfort of their homes in Marin, San Francisco, N. San Mateo, Sonoma and S. Napa counties. Our professional grief counselors offer individual and group counseling to our hospice families and community members of all ages. Community education on end-of-life, advance care planning, and grief support is available to groups and individuals. No one who needs hospice care is turned away, regardless of insurance or ability to pay. Charitable funds support terminally ill patients in need. To support Bay Area patients and families too often underserved by hospice care, we provide care in Spanish and Chinese. We have also served the needs of the LGBTQ community since the 1970s.
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The most fundamentally life-changing aspect of becoming a patient-care volunteer of HBTB was the ability to foster a deep connection to the present. Only when one is truly present with a patient can we recognize and appreciate all of life's gifts. It's such an honor and privilege to work with both the HBTB staff and patients.
Organized, attentive and very responsive to needs of patients and their caregivers.
Just being trained as a volunteer was a moving experience at HBTB. The level of commitment, thoughtfulness, and compassion were through the roof. And it's continued like that. I feel so taken care of even as I get the opportunities to care for others. I believe hospice is a great concept, and HBTB is a great example of that concept in action.
A wonderful organization! The staff are incredible and well supported by management. They are professional, dedicated and described as angels. I have never worked for an organization that cares some much about the happiness of their employees. In addition, the friends and families of the patients we serve are so appreciated, it feels so rewarding going to work every day. I feel fortunate to work fro Hospice by the Bay.
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The staff are professional, skilled and empathic to patients, families and all those with whom they have contact.
I am very impressed with how caring and committed the staff is to providing exceptional end of life care for the patients and support for the family members. I constantly hear the patients and their family caregivers say how grateful they are for this service.
Started volunteering at Hospice in their Sonoma Auxiliary over 15 years ago.......each year has been both a joyful experience in working with staff as well as our fellow volunteers. Our volunteer effort is one of service to patients, their families and the community. We all look forward to each activity, its planning and execution aimed for the benefit of patients and their families served by Hospice of the Bay. If you would like to volunteer and contribute to your community, please choose Hospice by the Bay.....you will love it and feel rewarded.
Thank you - your good thoughts are welcome and comforting. My mom was 94, so this was not completely unexpected, and my brother and I were actually able to be with her at the end. She had the support and comfort of hospice care and they did a wonderful job of keeping her comfortable. Fortunately for us, my parents had prepared health directives and my father had done a wonderful job of getting things all arranged, so basically my brother and I just had to follow the instructions. It certainly inspired me to do the same for my children. So, now I feel even more attachment to Hospice by the Bay and the wonderful support you all are in times of need.
Best place to work. Great Teamwork and Core Values
I became friends with someone who started on the hospice floor at Laguna Honda Hospital's hospice floor (where I was a volunteer) and "graduated" to an SRO room of his own near the Tenderloin. I visited him weekly to see how he was doing on his own, and he always spoke highly of the support the Hospice By The Bay nurses provided him. After a few months he started to decline significantly, and his frailty made his accommodations difficult and even dangerous. The hospice team worked quickly to get him transferred to Coming Home Hospice, where he was able to thrive until further decline led to his passing. The care and concern offered to him by Hospice By The Bay made his waning days as safe and pain-free as they could be. Such a difference this special kind of care made for him!