We had a chance on Monday to show off the great progress in the renovation work. And talk about how Caring House will serve our South Bay community (see FAQ example below). Pat Furey (Torrance Mayor), Mark Waronek (Lomita Councilperson) and Donna Duperron (Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce CEO) joined Dave Buchholz (our general contractor), Tara Bauer […]
Why Caring House?
Caring House provides a home focused on care for its residents and support for their families and loved ones. Compared to the person’s home, Caring House can be the next best place – and in some cases, a better place. Caring House becomes the “home” for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in which a person can […]
At Caring House, we believe strongly in the importance of hospice support at the end of life. More than a dozen Medicare-certified hospice service providers serve the South Bay. Caring House – not a hospice service provider itself – will be a place where a person can choose to receive hospice services. By providing a […]
On Monday, the Caring House delegation visited the recently-opened Our Community House of Hope (OCHH) — the end-of-life care home in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County. Much like Caring House, a group of volunteers had worked for five+ years to develop this home for its community. The lovely OCHH home has four private rooms, two bathrooms, […]
Answer: In October 2010, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) issued its report titled “NHPCO Facts and Figures: Hospice Care in America”. The report includes data through 2009. Focusing on where hospice patients were residing at their times of death, NHPCO reports that 40.1% were at home in 2009 (compared to 40.7% in […]
Question: Four years ago, when my Dad was dying, my Mom and I were able to keep him at home until the end. We couldn’t afford to hire caregivers, but had help from the hospice workers several hours a week. The last two months were especially tough. It was an exhausting time – but I’m […]
Answer: Well, many people are doing exactly that. Our experience, however, has been that nursing homes are far less than ideal places to receive end-of-life care. The professional literature confirms our experience.