Tahoe Forest Hospice Services
Comfort Care at Home
Tahoe Forest Hospice is a specialized program that offers skilled comfort care for patients who are facing the end of life. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life, help preserve personal dignity, provide effective pain and symptom management, and support patients and their families physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
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.
To Contact Us
Referrals or Clinical Information:
CA: (530) 414-4862
NV: (775) 833-0902
Volunteer or Grief Support Information: (530) 582-3534
Why Choose Hospice?
- Expertise in comfort care assures the patient state-of-the-art pain control and symptom management.
- Our healthcare team works cooperatively with the patient, family and the primary physician to provide customized care.
- Hospice staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Hospice enables patients to focus on living their remaining days at home, among family and friends.
- Hospice offers patients support not only for physical symptoms, but for emotional, social and spiritual needs as well. 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.
Who Should Use Hospice?
Any individual who has been diagnosed with a terminal illness who does not wish to seek curative treatment should consider the benefits of hospice. Patients are accepted into the program on the basis of their health needs, not their ability to pay. Hospice Services are available to patients of any age, religion, race, or illness.
When Is It Time For Hospice?
When the goal of treatment begins to shift from curing the illness to providing comfort, 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.
Where Is Hospice Care Provided?
Hospice is a concept of care, rather than a specific place. Hospice care takes place wherever the patient calls home; a house, a hospital, nursing home, or a long term care facility. Hospice assists with daily activities and everyday personal care, as well as comfort care. Family care-givers benefit from Hospice support as caring for your loved one may be overwhelming or physically challenging to handle alone.
What Is Comfort Care?
Comfort care focuses on pain control and symptom management to ensure the patient is comfortable. This care is customized for the individual patient, helping patients maintain the highest level of function while honoring their unique circumstances and preferences.
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.
How You Can Support Hospice
Charitable Gifts & Contributions
Support in the form of tax-deductible gifts from individuals and businesses, private memorials, grants, and participation in local fundraising events are all welcome. Please call the Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation at (530) 582-6277 to make a donation to Hospice.
Volunteer opportunities include working directly with patients and families, bereavement support, administrative/office support and fundraising. Please call (530) 582-3534 to learn how you can support Hospice through a variety of volunteering options.
Hospice Gift & Thrift
Hospice programs receive only partial reimbursement from insurance carriers. Our program is largely supported by sales from our Gift & Thrift stores located in Truckee and Kings Beach. We welcome your donations for resale in our stores.
At Hospice Gift & Thrift We Encourage You To:
Donate items such as clothing, books, videos, small working appliances, house wares and furniture in good condition. Merchants can help by donating excess inventory or items past their seasonal shelf-life. The full retail value of each donation is tax-deductible.
Shop at our two locations. You will discover great buys on great merchandise. Each sale goes directly to Tahoe Forest Hospice Program.
Volunteer your time. Help out by being a donation processor, sales associate, or associate. Your time is greatly appreciated.
Please contact Sherrie Patzke, Thirft Store Supervisor, at 530-582-4947 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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