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Hospice by the Bay

Rating: 5 stars   58 reviews 1,366

Address:

17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Larkspur CA 94939 USA

Mission:

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.

Results:

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.

Target demographics:

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

Programs:

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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(415) 927-2273
www.hospicebythebay.org

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Reviews for Hospice by the Bay

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Best place to work. Great Teamwork and Core Values

 
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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!

 
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We were well served a couple of weeks ago by Jackie, the intake nurse assigned to my dad. As she interviewed us (my dad the patient, my mom, and me) about my dad's needs, she realized that my dad would no longer qualify at the time for hospice care - a gap in medical records provided to her, which would have noted a recent decision to pursue chemotherapy, contributed to the disconnect.
Nevertheless, she continued to interview and take in our information and background (for a probable future re-admission). and then stayed to orient my mom on home care for my dad - home environment assessment, setting up meds regimen, and setup and validation with my mom on use of feeding tube for my dad. We're thankful that she put my mom's mind at ease to care for my dad.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a hospice volunteer for Hospice By The Bay, San Francisco, for 3 years. It has been a very rewarding and heartfelt experience and enriched my life greatly. All of the people that work for this organization are dedicated, caring people which make this organization such a valuable part of the Bay Area community.

 
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My family on the east coast was so fortunate to have hospice care for each of my parents in their final days. I was moved by the skill, dedication and kindness of all the team members and that experience led me to train as a hospice volunteer at HBTB in San Francisco. I have found the same wonderful qualities in the teams I am privileged to work with now. The training and support have been exceptional and the work has offered me substantial opportunity for personal growth and satisfaction.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a fairly recent volunteer. The training was so rich with insight and wonderful presenters and equally wonderful fellow volunteers that the experience started off excellent and has been nothing less since. The work is enriching, and the support HBTB provides us as volunteers is something we can always count on.

 
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I have been a Patient Care Volunteer for a few months. The training we received to equip us for our job was excellent--well-organized and comprehensive. Because of this I was able to smoothly transition into my role. The volunteers have superb support from the Hospice staff. It is so personally rewarding to have the opportunity to be a companion to and be present with the Hospice patients.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a patient care volunteer with Hospice by the Bay (HBTB) for four years. I have volunteered with a few other organizations, and I found the training and ongoing support provided to volunteers by HBTB to be far superior to anything I found elsewhere. The staff is so professional, conscientious and dedicated. The transdisciplinary team approach keeps everyone informed and allows service to patients to be seamless. Working with HBTB has been and will continue to be one of the most rewarding activities of my life

 
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I became a volunteer with Hospice by the Bay after I retired. My parents had hospice and I was impressed with the organization and philosophy of keeping patients comfortable in their last stage of life. My opinion of HBTB only grew when I became trained and worked closely with the organization. HBTB is very professional with a thorough training program that holds all of us to high standards. The program is very organized and accountable, making its customers the focal point. Above all else, HBTB is a warm, caring, and progressive; willing to include new initiatives in its services with comfort and care as the number one priority for its patients.

 
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